College of Arts and Sciences Dean Kay Mussell will step down as dean at the conclusion of the academic year.
Mussell became CAS dean 10 years ago, according to an e-mail the Provost’s office sent to the university community Tuesday. During her time as dean, she helped plan and open both the Greenberg Theatre and the Katzen Arts Center, and helped raise almost $14 million for CAS.
Mussell started working at AU in 1974 as a professor of American studies and literature, according to the e-mail. Before becoming the dean of CAS in 2000, she directed programs in American Studies, College Writing and the University Honors Program.
After she officially resigns, Mussell will take a year sabbatical and return to CAS as a faculty member.
The search for a new dean of CAS will take place this year.