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Dean, College of Applied Studies Wichita, KS

Wichita State University has selected Dr. Jennifer Friend to serve as their next Dean of the College of Applied Studies. She will begin her appointment on January 9, 2023.

Dr. Friend is associate provost for Academic Affairs and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, where she has been since 2017.

Her career history includes 12 years at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), where she was the associate dean of the School of Graduate Studies, interim deputy provost, interim director of university assessment, and associate and assistant professor of educational leadership. She received an interdisciplinary PhD in Urban Leadership and Policy Studies in Education, and Curriculum and Instructional Leadership from UMKC.

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