Fuqua Named Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Black Hills State University

Author: BHSU Communications/Tuesday, May 12, 2015/Categories: 2015









   

   

   

       

           

       

       

           Dr. Amy Fuqua has been named dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Black Hills State University. Fuqua, a professor of humanities and chair of the School of Arts and Sciences, succeeds Dr. David Wolff who retired this spring.

       

   



Dr. Amy Fuqua, professor of humanities who has been serving as chair of the School of Arts and Humanities, has been named the dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Black Hills State University.



"Dr. Fuqua has shown strong leadership in her work at BHSU and I&rsquom looking forward to working with her in her new role as dean," Dr. Rod Custer, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, said as he made the announcement. "BHSU is fortunate to have a leader with her strong liberal arts background and commitment to student learning serving as dean."



Fuqua, who joined the faculty at BHSU in 1998, previously served as director of the Honors Program at BHSU in addition to teaching a variety of humanities, literature, poetry and writing courses. Fuqua has served on the Honors Advisory Council and has taught Honors courses in composition and literature. Fuqua served as co-director of the Stewart Bellman Awards for Undergraduate Writing and as faculty advisor for the English Club. She serves on numerous campus committees including the accreditation steering committee.



Fuqua says she is delighted for the chance to serve the faculty of the College of Liberal Arts, its programs and students.



"BHSU is an excellent University in a perfect town. I have been a member of the faculty of the College of Liberal Arts for 17 years and think of this as home. For that reason, I am especially glad to have the chance to serve our faculty, students, and programs in this new capacity," Fuqua said. She noted that the students, faculty, and staff of the College of Liberal Arts make significant contributions both to the university and to the community and she looks forward to continuing that tradition and finding new ways to increase the synergy between the University and the community.



In addition to her extensive committee work on campus, Fuqua is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Grace Balloch Memorial Library in Spearfish and previously served on the Board of Directors for the Spearfish Foundation for Public Education. She has also been instrumental in community reading events including several community-wide Big Read events.



The College of Liberal Arts, one of three colleges at BHSU, includes the School of Arts and Humanities and the School of Mathematics and Social Sciences.  The College is dedicated to providing a broad liberal arts education in the areas of fine and applied arts, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences and ensuring challenging academic majors and minors are offered to prepare students for their future careers. The College of Liberal Arts is key to BHSU&rsquos mission as the only comprehensive University in western South Dakota.



Fuqua earned a Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of South Carolina in 1996, an M.A. from James Madison University in 1991, and a B.S. from Vanderbilt University in 1989.



Fuqua succeeds Dr. David Wolff who retired this spring after serving 17 years as a history professor and dean at BHSU.  







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