Western Kentucky University

University College Dean's Welcome

Dean's Welcome

Welcome to University College!

Dean GeorgeI think you’ll find University College (UC) to be a very rich and diverse college with lots to offer. Our mission transcends the boundaries of traditional disciplines and our units and people contribute significantly to the richness and vibrancy of the university community in many, many ways.

We touch the lives of up to 80% of all incoming freshmen, building the foundation for a successful college experience. We have minors, undergraduate, and graduate certificates that complement any major. Among our offerings, students will find programs that foster an advocacy for social equity and opportunities to build the skills and capacities necessary to encourage positive social change. We also feature programs that enhance understanding of leadership theory and the ability to apply leadership principles in virtually any academic or professional context.

UC intentionally reaches out to non-traditional learners with academic programs and support services. We provide a place, a philosophy, and a process to help adult learners be successful in their academic pursuits and beyond. Additionally, we provide flexible undergraduate academic programming for both traditional students as well as working adults including fully online and/or ITV based degrees with many applied and practical options. UC is extremely accommodating of students from KCTCS and other two-year institutions, in many cases accepting their entire associate’s degree as the first two years of their WKU baccalaureate program.

We are proud of the richness and variety that we bring to the WKU family and look forward to increasing collaborations and partnerships for public good with those across our campus, our community, and, indeed, our world.

Dennis K. George, Ph.D.

Dean, University College

 Last Modified 7/19/13