Michael Aakhus named liberal arts dean at U. of Southern Indiana
Inside Indiana Business
February 14, 2011
Michael Aakhus, a member of the USI Art Department faculty since 1977, has been named dean of the College of Liberal Arts, announced Provost Ronald S. Rochon. The appointment is effective March 1
“This is wonderful news for USI, said Dr. Rochon. “Michael is respected by faculty peers, national and international artists, and individuals throughout our community. He has shown great leadership in the College of Liberal Arts.”
Aakhus had been associate dean of the college for five years before being appointed interim dean in 2010 when Dean David Glassman took a position at another university. Throughout his career, Aakhus has served on numerous University committees and been active in community organizations at local, state, and national levels.
Aakhus currently is on the Endeavor Committee for faculty and student research, the Academic Planning Council, the Academic Affairs Council, and the Graduate Programs Committee and the Executive Committee for the College of Liberal Arts. He is a member of the Center for Communal Studies Board of Directors, the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana Board of Directors, and the Art for Life Committee of the AIDS Resource Group in Evansville.