Matthew C. Moen, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at The University of South Dakota, was elected president by the membership of the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) at the organization's annual meeting in Chicago earlier this month.
With 590 members at institutions all across the nation, CCAS is the leading national organization of arts and sciences deans. Headquartered at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, CCAS is responsible for professional development and leadership issues in higher education, and also provides a strong national voice for liberal arts education.
An author or co-author of five books, Moen is also temporarily serving as acting provost and vice president for academic affairs.
He resides in Vermillion, having received a bachelor's degree from Augustana College and a Ph.D. through the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center and Department of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma.