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carolyn-perry.jpgDr. Carolyn Perry, Acting President, truly embodies Westminster's core values. She has risen in the ranks over 25 years from the classroom to the board room and is well known for her ability to approach every leadership challenge with gentility, patience, and diplomacy and a strength of character and principles that have made her universally loved among the Westminster community. 

She came to Westminster in the fall of 1991 to teach English and develop the Writing-Across-the-Curriculum program. In addition, she has served as the English Department Chair and the Humanities Division Chair; a supporter of the Women's and Gender Studies program and the Remley Women's Center; a host for international students; and an advocate for study abroad.  

Dr. Perry's many accomplishments as Senior Vice President and Dean of Faculty include helping hire outstanding faculty members, designing the first Undergraduate Scholars Forum, assisting with the design of the Churchill Institute for Global Engagement, including the development of international initiatives for students both on and off campus, helping to strengthen the programs in the Tomnitz Family Learning Opportunities Center, helping to develop Westminster's first-ever program for online courses and designing and teaching a seminar for transfer students.  

She has won the Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Alpha Chi Teacher of the Year and the Westminster Parent Association Teacher of the Year awards. In May 2007, she took part in a faculty exchange with the University of Winchester in Winchester, England.  

She has also edited three books: The Dolphin Reader, Southern Women's Writing: Colonial to Contemporary and The History of Southern Women's Literature as well as publishing broadly and presenting papers at numerous academic conferences.  

Dr. Perry holds a B.A. in English from the University of Missouri, an M.A. from the University of Nebraska and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri with a specialization in Victorian and Modern Literature.  

She lives in Jefferson City, MO with her husband Greg and has three daughters--Jessica, Emily and Erin.

 

 

Office of the President
501 Westminster Avenue - Fulton, MO 65251
(573) 592-5315 (573) 592-5140 FAX
Email President@westminster-mo.edu

Rusanna Craig, Executive Assistant to the President
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