Goodwin named interim dean of College of Arts and Media

By Staff


University of Colorado Denver Provost Roderick Nairn last week announced that Laura Goodwin will serve as the interim dean of the College of Arts and Media. Goodwin is currently the associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, managing the Division of Faculty Affairs and Undergraduate Enrichment and will serve in both roles while a search is conducted.

She and Nairn visited with the college on May 10. Goodwin said it was a short meeting but a wonderful way to meet some of the faculty and staff.

“I’m looking forward to getting to know the faculty and programs better,” Goodwin said. “I was delighted to be asked to serve the university in this way.”

Goodwin has served as an associate dean in the CU Denver School of Education and Human Development and as acting dean of the Graduate School. She has been with the university since 1983 and has taught courses in statistics, research methods, measurement and psychometrics, and dissertation planning and design.

Dean David Dynak announced his retirement as dean earlier this year. Nairn thanked him for his commitment to the university and his success in raising the profile of the college both locally and nationally.

Goodwin steps in as interim dean June 1.