March 22, 2023

Dr. Carl Cates steps down as dean of ASU’s School of Liberal Arts and Communications

Dr. Carl Cates has determined to step down because the dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Communication on the finish of the tutorial 12 months. Departing as dean efficient June 30, Cates is returning to his educational consulting follow.

Arriving at Arkansas State in 2016, Cates was chosen because the inaugural dean of the newly structured School of Liberal Arts and Communication. Throughout his tenure, Cates guided the melding of three separated schools right into a single cross-disciplinary unit.

“It has been my honor to be part of this transformation at Arkansas State, and I’ll all the time keep in mind the nice issues we achieved collectively,” Cates stated.

The opening of the Windgate Middle for Three-Dimensional Arts was a significant achievement of his tenure at A-State. The $7 million facility supplied fashionable work amenities for the Division of Artwork + Design and changed a decades-old Artwork Annex. He was additionally part of the early planning collaboration for the approaching Windgate Corridor of Artwork and Innovation.

Interim Provost Len Frey thanked Cates for his years of service to the establishment.

“Carl performed an integral function in guiding the launch of our School of Liberal Arts and Communication, and Arkansas State will all the time keep in mind him because the inaugural dean of CLAC,” Frey stated. “We want him nicely in his future endeavors.”

An interim dean can be appointed and a seek for a everlasting alternative will start quickly, ASU introduced.

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