One of UT’s new colleges learned who its first full-time dean will be this week.
The College of Social Sciences, Mathematics, and Education (SSME) will welcome Anne V. Gormly in July. She will take over for interim dean Joseph Sclafani, who was the last dean of the former College of Arts and Sciences.
After a unanimous vote, the search committee decided Gormly’s experience and achievements more than qualified her for the job, which will start July 1.
“Dr. Gormly had significantly more experience at the administration level than the other candidates,” said Dr. Steve Hekkanen, who worked on the selection committee. “She has been a vice-president of the academic side of Georgia College and State University for 10 years.”
Provost Janet McNew is also excited.
“Dr. Gormly garnered widespread respect and enthusiasm from those of us who met her during her campus visit,” she wrote. “. . . We are fortunate indeed to attract someone with her background and accomplishments to lead this new college.”
But just as the Committee chose Gormly, she chose UT.
“I have been studying the best practices of private liberal arts colleges and was familiar with the quality learning environment that UT offers,” she explained. She also said her daughter-in-law graduated from UT and spoke highly of it.
“The more I saw of UT, the more I liked it, so I am delighted to be joining the UT community.”
Gormly currently works for Georgia College ‘ State University as the Academic Vice President/Dean of Faculties.
“Dr. Gormly has a long list of accomplishments at Georgia College, so we know that she is a very active person who has the skills to work with faculty and to help the faculty create a vision for the college,” Hekkanen said. “She has worked in a liberal arts institution and the institution is about the same size as ours