USF appoints dean of School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

June 23, 2014 FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Dr. J. Andrew Prall, Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Saint Francis, has announced the appointment of Dr. Lance Richey as dean of the new School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

An associate professor of theology and director of the university's John Duns Scotus Honors Program, Dr. Richey earned doctorates in philosophy and theology at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. He also completed a Bachelor of Arts in History at Furman University in Greenville, S.C. and earned a certificate of pre-theological studies from Conception Seminary College, Conception, Mo.

The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a newly created academic school that combines the former School of Professional Studies and School of Arts and Sciences, includes 10 academic departments at the university: Biology, Chemistry, Education, English and Foreign Languages, Exercise Science and Health, History and Social Sciences, Mathematics, Philosophy and Theology, Psychology, and Social Work.

The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional courses, the university offers focused curriculum for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. Approximately 2,400 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.

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