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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 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