Two new college deans share a mission: Move Sac State forward
Two outstanding Sacramento State educators oversee vastly different domains – swaths of the University for which they took responsibility in the 2017-18 school year.
Sheree Meyer (far right), dean of the College of Arts and Letters, leads a world in which dance and song share a banner with history and philosophy, artistic expression and languages from diverse areas of the globe, religions that shape cultures, and design that illustrates and reflects our lives. She is looking to help Sac State “put ourselves on the map.”
The reach of Joanna Mott, appointed this year as dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, embraces disciplines with somewhat sharper edges. She is moving Sac State forward in arenas defined by formulas and axioms, precision and logic – but also abstraction and the wonder of the stars. Mott is helping shepherd the emergence of the University’s Science Complex, now under construction.
Meyer and Mott arrived at their leadership positions from significantly different paths. Meyer has been a key member of the Sac State family for more than 25 years, while Mott came directly from James Madison University in Virginia.
Both are involved in significant initiatives while keeping their colleges running smoothly. And it appears they are just getting started.