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New College in the Community

At the New College, we encourage intellectual curiosity and an interest in new ideas and discussion. We participate in the community in a number of ways to help promote these values.

Our Vice Provost and Dean, Todd Sandrin, our faculty, and the Dean’s Advisory Board members are available to speak at community and corporate events. Whether you have a specific topic or faculty member in mind or you’d like some suggestions from us, we’ll work with you to make your event a success.

Featured Speakers

ASU Jeff Kassing ASU Bertha Manninen ASU Lara Ferry
Jeff Kassing
Dr. Kassing's is Professor of Communication Studies. His research interests include organizational dissent, coach-athlete communication, fan/athlete use of social media, sport and identity, sports media, and soccer.
Bertha Manninen
Bertha Alvarez Manninen teaches and researches in philosophy, with an emphasis on applied ethics, medical ethics, philosophy of religion, and philosophy and film. She also has interests in social/political philosophy.
Lara Ferry
Dr Ferry is the Professor of Functional Morphology. Her research focuses on the evolution of jaws and their function in the aquatic realm, dragonfly wings in flight, and the biomechanics of joints, or more generally ‘how things work’.

To see other areas of faculty expertise, or to request a speaker, please click on the Speaker's Bureau button below:

Speaker's Bureau

New College Dean’s Advisory Board

In addition, the New College Dean’s Advisory Board brings together distinguished individuals whose commitment to excellence spans all areas of the New College and transcends academic disciplines. These individuals are also available to speak to community groups and are essential to the college.

Advisory Board members, who are the voice of the community to the dean, are leaders in shaping the future of the college. The board counsels and advises the dean on an array of issues and challenges facing the New College.

Members support the dean in increasing public awareness of the College, securing additional resources by helping establish relationships between the college and the community. Members are also philanthropic role models, contributing annually to the Dean’s Investment Fund. And they are advocates on behalf of the New College within their communities and organizations.

Member Responsibilities:

  • Advisory board membership is by invitation only.

  • Members carry the vision and mission of the New College into the community, raising the college’s profile through their professional and personal networks and engaging others in its important work.

  • Each member makes an annual personal financial commitment of at least $1,000 to the Dean’s Investment Fund with the expectation that those who are able to will contribute at a higher level.

  • Members regularly attend board meetings.

  • Members actively support the growth and promotion of the Dean’s Advisory Board.

  • Members are vocal and sustained advocates on behalf of the college, its dean, its students and its programs.

To learn more about the Dean’s Advisory Board, please contact: Cynthia Mero at cmero@asu.edu or call 602-543-7000.