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Five New Academic Departments Join COAS

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Five New Academic Programs Join COAS

by Dr. Amber Paulk

HSHD Transition

During this academic year, the Department of Human Sciences, Hospitality, and Design (HSHD) will dissolve and five new academic programs will be joining the College of Arts and Sciences. 

Child Development will be moving to the Department of Sociology and Family Studies, while Interior Design, Fashion Merchandising, Culinary Arts, and Hospitality Management will be moving to the newly named Department of Visual Art and Design. 

Along with these new academic programs, we welcome eight faculty and staff members to the college:


Dr. Bob Young – Child Development

Dr. Johnson Ogun – Culinary Arts

Ms. Prema Montiero – Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management

Mr. Einar Gudmundsson – Culinary Arts

Mr. Lewis Yuille – Culinary Arts

Mr. Dhrumil Patel – Interior Design

Ms. Kendra McLain – Interior Design

Ms. Laura McKee – Fashion Merchandising

We are very excited about the collaboration and creativity these programs will bring to the College of Arts and Sciences, which will undoubtedly enhance opportunities for student success. Please join us in welcoming these new programs and faculty to the college!

School of the Arts

by Dr. Terrance Brown


Greetings! My name is Dr. Terrance Brown and I am the Executive Director of the School of the Arts (SOTA). This is an exciting time to be affiliated with the arts community at UNA! SOTA is comprised of the Theatre Program, the Department of Music, and the newly formed Department of Visual Art and Design. During this academic year our faculty, staff, and students will engage in collaborative projects to elevate the level of artistic importance within the region. We plan to promote this agenda by increasing public awareness of our artistic units, furthering advancements in facilities, fostering strong community relationships, and lastly, launching our new Arts and Literacy Diversity Symposium. For more information on our exciting programs, visit us on Facebook, Instagram, and Let us help you, IGNITE YOUR PASSION!