College of Education and Human Development Dean Reappointed

June 30, 2021

Bowling Green State University is rooted in education dating back to our founding as a normal school in 1910. Our College of Education and Human Development has been vital to our mission to create public good. 

I am pleased to share that Dr. Dawn Shinew, dean of the College of Education and Human Development, has been reappointed to a second five-year term. 

Her leadership in this post, especially throughout the COVID-19 global pandemic, has positioned the college for future success. Dean Shinew is an effective advocate and academic leader of the college, and I have appreciated her commitment to the University’s strategic plan, Forward. Under her leadership, the college has adjusted and grown its academic portfolio to meet market demands, developed partnerships, increased efforts to redefine student success by leveraging data and raised more than $10 million in philanthropic support in our Changing Lives for the World comprehensive campaign. 

I would like to thank Dr. Mariana Mitova for chairing the Dean’s Faculty Advisory Council, and for this group’s work in this process to conduct a comprehensive performance review of this dean position. I am excited to continue to work with Dean Shinew in her second five-year term and to support the college’s goals to move forward. 


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Joe B. Whitehead Jr., Ph.D.

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs

Updated: 07/30/2021 08:28AM