College of Communication and Information names new dean


Dr. Jennifer Greer will assume her role as the new dean of UK’s College of Communications and Information in August of 2019.

Kernel News Staff

The UK College of Communication and Information has named its next dean.

After months of searching, Dr. Jennifer Greer has been named the next dean of the college. Greer comes most recently from a stint at the University of Alabama where she served as a professor and an Associate Provost for Administration.

Greer has worked in academic administration for 18 years between her time in Alabama and at the University of Nevada.

Greer is set to replace interim dean Dr. Derek Lane, who has served in the post since June 2018. Her final appointment is subject to approval from the UK Board of Trustees.

“It is an exciting time at UK, and announcements like these remind us that our brightest days are ahead. As we continue to work toward the ambitious goals of our strategic plan, I’d like to thank you for the invaluable work you do every day. Please join me in congratulating and welcoming the newest member of the UK community who will join us in that pursuit,” read a statement from Provost David Blackwell.