Winona State University announces the appointment of Kara Lindaman to the position of Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. The appointment became effective Jan. 17, 2024.

Dr. Lindaman was named interim dean of the college in June 2023. Prior, she served as chair of the Department of Political Science, Public Administration and Ethnic Studies. Additionally, she has held positions as the Coordinator of the American Democracy Project, NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative, IFO Board of Directors, and WSU Faculty Association Executive Committee.

Dr. Lindaman received her Ph.D. in Political Science (public administration and American politics) from the University of Kansas and began her employment with Winona State University in 2006.

I am very grateful for the opportunity to authentically represent the liberal arts from my lived experience and to respond to the developing sense of student agency and urgency by affirming others in their valuable work. I cannot wait to leverage the resources and creative minds of the liberal arts to educate and empower the next generation of students.

Dr. Kara Lindaman

Dean of Liberal Arts, Winona State University

Dr. Lindaman assumes leadership of the College of Liberal Arts from Dr. Peter Miene, who served in the role of Dean from 2016 to 2023.

For more information, call the Winona State Communications Office at 507-457-5024.


About the Winona State College of Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts students at Winona State are highly engaged in and committed to academics, arts and community in local, regional and global settings. Our faculty believe passionately in public dialogue, community outreach, meaningful scholarship and action learning to guide our students in this work.

The Winona State University College of Liberal Arts is comprised of 13 departments: Art & Design, Communication Studies, English, Global Studies and World Languages, History and Legal Studies, Mass Communication, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Criminal Justice, Theatre and Dance, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

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