In her role as senior associate dean for academic programs, Kay Faris guides and manages the mix of academic programs across five campuses, overseeing curriculum, delivery and administration for undergraduate, graduate, online and international programs. Through these programs, the W. P. Carey School serves almost 15,000 students.
Prior to this role, Faris served as undergraduate dean for 11 years in the W. P. Carey School of Business. Under her guidance, the school grew to more than 12,000 students enrolled in 10 Bachelor of Science majors, a Bachelor of Arts degrees with 17 concentrations, 10 certificates and two business minors. She provided overall administration for all aspects of the program including recruitment, student engagement, advising, curriculum development and business career services. Additionally, she oversaw the accreditation process for the W. P. Carey School of Business.
Faris was born and raised in Indiana and received her PhD from Arizona State University, a master’s degree from Bowling Green State University and her bachelor’s degree from Manchester University.