The Department of Communication is excited to start the new school year with a new chair, Dr. Matthew Althouse. Dr. Althouse stepped into the role of chair at the start of Summer and has already made a big impact. He is committed to our students, faculty, and staff, and is driven to make the department an enriching and exciting place for learning. When speaking on his new appointment, Dr. Althouse said the following:
“I’m excited and humbled to be department chair. Although the role is intimidating, it’s worthwhile because my main job is to help others be their best. That means helping faculty refine their teaching and research and helping students get the most out of their college experience.
As chair, I hope I can foster the department’s ongoing commitment to developing rewarding student activities, like the Debate Society and public-speaking contest, and to developing EDI (equity, diversity, and inclusion) initiatives.”
Congratulations on your new position Dr. Althouse! We are excited to have you leading our department and know you will do a fantastic job! You can welcome Dr. Althouse to his new post by sending him an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by visiting his office (221 Holmes).