Karen Olmstead was appointed 教务长和学术事务的高级副总裁 at Salisbury University in December, 2018. Dr. Olmstead oversees the University’s four endowed schools, College of Health & Human Services, Honors College, University 图书馆, Center for International Education, 注册员 and 研究生 & 研究. She also is responsible for academic policy and budgeting, curriculum, 学院 development, student advising and support, assessment, instructional technology, accreditation and University outreach including the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, the Bosserman Center for Conflict Resolution and Delmarva Public Radio.
Dr. Olmstead previously served as Dean of SU’s Henson School of Science & Technology where she had responsibility for STEM and several healthcare-related programs. Before coming to SU in 2008, she held several leadership positions at The University of South Dakota including Associate VPAA & Graduate Dean, Director of University Honors & Undergraduate Academic Programs, and Chair of Biology.
Dr. Olmstead received her Ph.D. in Entomology from the University of Maryland and her B.S. and M.S. from the University of Delaware. She is a 2010 alumna of Leadership Maryland and her professional service has included chairing the Committee on Comprehensive Institutions for the Council of Colleges of Arts & Sciences and serving on the Board of Directors for Special Olympics Maryland. She and her family enjoy living on Maryland’s beautiful Eastern Shore.