Change in Associate Dean Leadership for College of Arts & Sciences

Posted on May 16, 2023

Dr. Dayna Touron
Dayna Touron has served UNCG for 16 years.

Dr. Dayna Touron, Associate Dean for UNC Greensboro’s College of Arts & Sciences (CAS), has accepted a position as Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Louisville. Her last day at UNCG will be June 30, 2023.

Over the past 16 years, Touron has made a deep and lasting impact at UNCG. She joined the University as an assistant professor of psychology in 2007, was gradually promoted to full professor, and served as director of graduate studies as well as on numerous Department, College, and University committees.

In 2017, Touron was appointed to her current position of associate dean in the CAS Dean’s Office. Here, she has led the areas of graduate programs, space and facilities, faculty workload, instructional technology, website and communications, and wellness initiatives, while also being actively involved in budget, enrollment and curriculum, student success, strategic planning, and more for UNCG’s largest academic unit.

In addition to her work as associate dean, Touron has been an active cognitive psychology researcher and mentor, focusing on metacognition and memory in older adulthood. She also has been instrumental in women’s leadership initiatives, serving as co-leader of UNCG’s ACE Women’s Network.

“Dayna has been a great asset to CAS and has had many significant accomplishments in her role as associate dean,” said Dean John Z. Kiss. “We will miss her but wish her well in her exciting new position as CAS Dean at the University of Louisville, a major research university!”

After a thorough search process, it has been announced that the associate dean position in CAS will be filled by Dr. Maura Heyn, professor and head of the Department of Classical Studies at UNCG. Heyn’s first day as associate dean will be July 1, 2023. The College of Arts & Sciences will share more information on Heyn in the coming weeks.

Story by Elizabeth Keri, College of Arts & Sciences
Photography courtesy of University of Louisville

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