Dr. Catherine Webster Named Dean of College of Liberal Arts

Dr. Catherine Webster assumed the duties of Dean of the College of Liberal Arts in July 1, 2016. In announcing her selection, Provost John Barthell noted Dr. Webster's "exemplary record of career accomplishments."

Dr. Catherine WebsterMost recently, Dr. Webster served as chair of UCO's Department of Modern Languages for three years. Since arriving at UCO in 2006, she has attained tenure and the rank of professor. She has been honored with numerous distinctions, including the College of Liberal Arts Faculty Member of the Year award, a Faculty Merit-Credit award for outstanding service, a DaVinci Fellow award and the Vanderford Distinguished Teaching award.

Prior to coming to UCO, Dr. Webster served as assistant dean for the Pre-College Program and later First-Year Class Dean at Barnard College in New York, as well as the assistant director of New Student Orientation at the University of Kansas.

Dr. Webster received her B.A. and M.A. at Columbia University in French and Student Personnel Administration, respectively. She later received her Ph.D. in French from New York University.

Fulfill Your Language Requirement

The Department of Modern Languages offers a number of courses to assist students in the fulfillment of language requirements.

As part of the effort to ensure globally competent graduates who can work in any corner of the globe, the department now offers a course in Korean. The Korean economy is one of the fastest-growing in the world and the country has become a leader in automotive and technological industries. The World Trade Organization ranks the Republic of Korea fifth, behind the European Union, China, the United States, and Japan in terms of trade volume.

Find out more about learning Korean from the Department of Modern Languages.

Let Student Success Advisors Help With Navigation Toward Graduation

The semester may just be getting started, but students may be facing uncertainty about classes for next semester. Liberal Arts Student Success Advisors can help. Advisors can assist students in determining which classes to take and help students chart the most effective course to graduation. 

When you visit your advisor, having an idea of classes you would like to take will put you at a great advantage. This helps us serve you better by allowing us to devote more time to talk with you about GPA requirements, dates and deadlines, opportunities on campus, and other Transformative Learning opportunities.

Set an appointment at myadvisor.uco.edu or visit our Student Success Advisors section for more information.