Christopher Corley, Dean of Library and Learning
Professor of History | Administration
The Dean of Library and Learning provides innovative and creative leadership to fulfill the vision of the library as a learning commons and center for intellectual inquiry for a comprehensive university in the twenty-first century. The Dean provides leadership for enriching the physical and digital collections, enhancing student learning and success, supporting equity and closing opportunity gaps, elevating faculty and staff distinction and academic achievement, and managing and developing resources. The Dean oversees a wide range of student academic support services using an equity-minded, collaborative, and innovative strategy, including the University Honors and Fellowships Programs, Learning Communities, the Undergraduate Research Center, the TRIO programs, and tutoring and supplemental instruction services. The Dean reports directly to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, and serves on the University’s Council of Deans and President’s Expanded Cabinet while acting in coordination with the Minnesota State system to fulfill the system’s and university’s strategic directions.