Introducing Our New Dean: Carol Strohecker

The College of Design is pleased to announce that Carol Strohecker has been appointed the next dean of the College of Design.

In her role, Strohecker will provide strategic leadership and work with faculty, staff, students, and our highly engaged alumni and professional community to further the College of Design.

Strohecker studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she received her Ph.D. in media arts and sciences and a master of science in visual studies. She has published and presented widely on topics related to learning theory and the development of environments in which people can learn through creative processes. Her portfolio includes creative works in various media, as well as collaborative work in interactive media tools and methods that have resulted in four U.S. patents.

Strohecker brings a wealth of experience to our college and has worked to advance interdisciplinary research, education, and creative work in a wide range of settings. Most recently, she was vice provost for academic affairs at the Rhode Island School of Design from 2013 to 2016.

Learn more about our next dean and stay tuned for more information as we introduce Strohecker to the College of Design and the University of Minnesota.


  • Terra Chmielewski

    We would like to have someone from your College of Design come to our high school and present/recruit students.

    We are about 15 minutes north of Milwaukee Wisconsin. I have had several students come your way in the past 2 years and I would like to broaden all of my students selections for college.

    My cell is 414.719.6613, I am the art and design department manager for our district.
    Thank you

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