One of the latest in a slew of changes to Lewis and Clark Community College’s organizational structure to streamline its focus on student service is the addition of a new Dean of Liberal Arts, Business and Information Technology.
Michael Sundblad, of St. Louis, joined the team in that role Aug. 2.Vice President of Academic Affairs Jill Lane said the college is fortunate to have Sundblad join the team. “He brings a wealth of experience and energy to the position,” she said. “He hit the ground running and is off to an excellent start of what I hope will be a long career at Lewis and Clark.” Sundblad will be integral in developingand managing academic programs, budgeting and grant management, and evaluating faculty in the areas of liberal arts,business and IT. “I was very interested in the leadership at Lewis and Clark and what I was able to glean about their focus on supporting student and faculty success as a first priority,” he said.
“Supporting both students and faculty has been the primary focus of my work in higher education and this is what led me to pursue a position as an academic dean. I always focus my decision-making on how students will be impacted by any potential changes.” Prior to L&C, he worked at Thomas Nelson Community College, the University of St. Francis, North Central College and Elgin Community College.