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Kriley named OU dean of instruction

By The Herald Staff | 10/9/2013

Ottawa University’s Adawe LifePlan Center director has been appointed OU’s dean of instruction.

Dr. Teresa Kriley succeeds Dr. Karen Ohnesorge, who recently accepted a position as assistant dean of OU’s School of Arts and Sciences. As dean of instruction, Kriley is responsible for managing the college’s academic programs, including faculty hiring, contracting, oversight and evaluation; course scheduling and faculty assignments; administration of academic programming and policy; and assistance in the development of articulation agreements.

Ottawa University’s Adawe LifePlan Center director has been appointed OU’s dean of instruction.

Dr. Teresa Kriley succeeds Dr. Karen Ohnesorge, who recently accepted a position as assistant dean of OU’s School of Arts and Sciences. As dean of instruction, Kriley is responsible for managing the college’s academic programs, including faculty hiring, contracting, oversight and evaluation; course scheduling and faculty assignments; administration of academic programming and policy; and assistance in the development of articulation agreements.

“The opportunity to teach in OU’s teacher education program has provided me with a faculty member’s perspective, while my work directing OU’s holistic advising center has allowed me to see our work from the students’ viewpoint,” Kriley said. “These two lenses, combined with my passion for education, faculty development and academic administration, make my skill set easily transferrable to the Dean of Instruction position. I am honored to have this opportunity.”

Kriley started her career in education as an elementary teacher and reading specialist. She later became director of early childhood education at Donnelly College in the urban core of Kansas City, Kan., moving progressively to associate dean of preparatory education during her tenure.

As director of the Adawe LifePlan Center, Kriley managed the university’s team of advisors who provide holistic life coaching, mentoring and advising to OU students. The Adawe center recently was credited for helping OU land a No. 56 ranking on U.S. News and World Report’s list of best colleges in the Midwest.

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