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A Letter from the Dean


A Letter from the Dean

“As the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, I would like to welcome you to the Academic Affairs Office at Thiel College. Along with Christine Ference, administrative assistant and Dr. Greg Butcher, Associate Academic Dean for Student Success, I am here to help you make the most of your academic experience at Thiel College. The Thiel College mission focuses on empowering students to reach their full potential and live lives of meaning and purpose. Thiel College’s supportive and dedicated faculty and staff members will help you to succeed in college and beyond: to find your purpose and path through life.

Research has demonstrated the value of a college degree–in terms of lifetime earnings, leadership development and personal efficacy. We, at Thiel College, know that college can be a transformative experience for students, their families and the community. Whatever your career goals, we are here to help you achieve them: and to help and challenge you to think more deeply about your role in our world.

By challenging ourselves to see and experience a world beyond our own, to understand our roles in a complex society, we can free ourselves from Plato’s metaphorical cave: to see not just “shadows on the wall,” but to live with true knowledge, meaning and purpose. Education is not finite, it is ongoing: Our faculty and staff will help you to understand not just our world, but the world that is waiting for us.

Please stop in and see us in Academic Affairs!  We are here to serve you, and I am honored to be your Academic Dean."

Liz Frombgen, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the College

Student of the Month program

The 2018-19 Student-of-the-Month program is now open! This program recognizes seniors who represent all academic departments and programs at Thiel College. Students are selected by their professors, administrators and staff members for this honor and selected based on criteria that are derived primarily from the mission statement of Thiel College:

  • Scholarship (3.6 GPA or higher)
  • Completed at least four semesters at Thiel College
  • Ethical and responsible leadership
  • Consistently solid work ethic
  • Good representatives of departments/programs at Thiel College

Dean Frombgen reads all the nomination forms and chooses two students for each month: October, November, December; February, March and April.


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