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The primary role of a Department Chair is that of a liaison between the department members and the Area Dean. Directly responsible to the Dean of an area / division, the Department Chair advises and assists in performing department-related duties. The Department Chair gains consensus and facilitates communication, coordination, and cooperation among faculty within the department. The Department Chair effectively communicates faculty issues and concerns to the Area Dean.

The Department Chair also serves as a liaison between the department members and the college administration and represents the department to the college community.

Department Chairs (PDF)