Dean's Office

  • Brandon Apter

    Brandon Apter

    Social Media & Marketing Specialist

    Responsible for content creation and graphic design on all University College social media channels and website. Develops concepts and copy for advertisements, slogans, brochures and various collateral to market University College. Host of the University College Podcast.

    • Lisa L. Bauer

      Lisa L. Bauer

      Office Manager 

      Responsible for the daily operations of the Dean's office, development of policies, and administrative support for the Dean. Supervises student assistants and serves as administrative liaison between Dean's office and the departments within the college.

      • Lynn Disbrow

        Lynn Disbrow, Ph.D.

        Dean of University College, Interim Associate Vice Provost for Student Success

        Responsible for oversight of all college responsibilities including strategic planning, budgeting, new and existing degree programs, global education, personnel and assessment for the College.

        • Michael Keleher

          D. Michael Keleher, Ph.D.

          Assistant Dean of University College

          Responsible for daily oversight of the college’s Academic Success Initiatives, including Supplemental Instruction as well as SMART and ESL Center Tutorial Services. Currently serving as Acting Chair of the Department of Culinary Sustainability & Hospitality.


          • Linda M. Lyons, Ph.D

            Linda M. Lyons, Ed.D.

            Director of Strategic Outreach and Diversity Initiatives

            Responsible for daily oversight of the college’s strategic planning process, diversity initiatives, as well as oversee University College’s student outreach programs such as Coca-Cola Scholars, Thrive, and Achieve Atlanta. Reports to Senior Associate Dean.

            • McAlear Image

              Peggy McAlear

              Special Projects Manager 

              Responsible for coordinating events and meetings for the Dean’s office, making purchases for the office and ensuring compliance with KSU processes.  Creates reports, manages inventories, and completes special projects as required.

              • Photo not available

                Katie Parker

                 Technical Support Specialist
                • Christina Puckett

                  Christina Puckett

                  Data Analyst

                  Responsible for assisting all units of University College with the data analysis process. Assists with data collection, data analysis, report creation, and presentation of findings. Reports to Senior Associate Dean.

                  • LaJuan

                    LaJuan Simpson-Wilkey, Ph.D.

                    Interim Senior Associate Dean

                    Responsible for the overall daily management of University College, working closely with the Dean of the College on long-term organizational and budgetary strategies. The Senior Associate Dean holds direct reporting lines for the academic department chairs and the Assistant Dean of Retention and Academic Success, and represents the college on many university initiatives.