Shari Veil, the associate dean for undergraduate affairs in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky, will become the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications’ new dean.
Current interim dean Amy Struthers will continue her responsibilities until Veil assumes the role on July 1. Interim executive vice chancellor Richard Moberly said Veil will also take on tenured faculty positions, according to Nebraska Today.
In her time at the University of Kentucky, Veil advised more than 1,900 undergraduate students and taught courses in risk and crisis communication and organizational and mass communication.
Moberly told Nebraska Today that he hopes Veil will be instrumental in developing creative activity and scholarships in her new role, something he described as “key components of the college’s strategic plan.”
“I am honored to lead the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at Nebraska,” Veil said in a Nebraska Today article. “This is an exciting time for the college as it expands and evolves along with the industry.”