Cathy Bishop-Clark named dean of Miami University Regionals

cathy-bishop-clarkCathy Bishop-Clark, interim dean and associate provost, has been appointed by Miami University’s Board of Trustees as associate provost and dean of Miami University Regionals, College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science, effective July 1.

She has served as interim dean since July 1, 2016. During her 29 years of service to Miami, Bishop-Clark served as chair of computer and information technology (2011-2013), associate dean (2009-2011) and assistant dean (2007-2009) at the Middletown campus and received the Miami University E. Phillips Knox Teaching Award (2008).  She is professor of computer and information technology.

Provost Phyllis Callahan said, “Dr. Bishop-Clark has extensive knowledge of and experience on the Regional campuses. She has established excellent, collaborative relationships with her colleagues and fellow deans and she has been successful during a time of transition and growth on the Regional campuses.  President Crawford and I look forward to continuing to work with Dr. Bishop-Clark as the Regional campuses continue to move forward.”

Bishop-Clark co-chaired the committee to implement the College of Professional Studies and Applied Sciences, the first new academic division created at Miami in more than 40 years.

She also spearheaded the implementation of the health information major, the first bachelor’s degree in computer and information technology, and facilitated the development of five other new bachelor degree programs.

Currently the Regionals offer 17 forward-focused bachelor's degree options across the regional campuses and online, plus pathways to 100+ majors that may be completed at the Oxford campus.