Gathman’s new responsibilities, which took effect Aug. 1, were added to his current role as dean of Online Learning.
Gathman’s expanded role for the upcoming academic year comes as Dr. Chuck McAllister, vice provost and dean of Graduate Studies, has been appointed interim director of Institutional Research, following Dr. Kang Bai’s retirement.
“I am very pleased Dr. Gathman accepted my offer to assume this important role at Southeast Missouri State University,” Kunkel said. “Given his breadth of experience, both as a long-time faculty member and an accomplished administrator, he brings the necessary background and skillset to move our graduate programs forward during this interim period. I look forward to working with Dean Gathman in this new capacity.”