Colorado State University

Lisa Dysleski Named Associate Dean

The College of Natural Sciences is pleased to announce the promotion of Lisa Dysleski to Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs.

“It is truly an honor to call this college my professional home,” Dysleski said. “I appreciate all of the trust that Dean Nerger, the associate deans, and the college community have placed in me with this expanded role.”

Dysleski has been a member of the dean’s office since 2013 as Assistant Director of the College of Natural Sciences’ Learning Community and then as Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs starting in 2015. But she has been a valued member of the college for much longer, having arrived in 1997 to pursue a Ph.D. in the Department of Chemistry. After completing a postdoctoral position in the field of chemistry education, she joined the department as a non-tenure-track faculty member and key academic advisor. She ultimately earned the appointment of senior teaching faculty.

“Lisa Dysleski is an invaluable member of our College leadership team,” said Jan Nerger, dean of the college. “In her new role as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, her portfolio will expand to include integrating college-wide programs with the University Student Success Initiative, expanding international opportunities for our students, and coordinating our outreach and engagement efforts. I’m pleased she has accepted this position and look forward to continuing to work with her to advance the undergraduate experience.”

In her more senior role, Dysleski hopes to continue to promote the college’s successes in undergraduate advising and the College of Natural Sciences Learning Community and work to advance cross-campus relationships to further the university’s commitment to student success. “The College of Natural Sciences has a long history of supporting programming for undergraduate students,” she said. “My hope is to build on this rich history as we think about how to grow and innovate these programs to be more effective and inclusive.”

Dysleski joins the college’s two other associate deans in the dean’s office, Jim Sites, Senior Associate Dean for Research, and Simon Tavener, Associate Dean for Academics.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mary Washington with dual majors in chemistry and performing arts. She grew up in New Jersey. When she is not on campus – meeting with advisors or presenting at visit days – she can often be found training for 100-mile ultramarathons, of which she has completed four, or hanging out with her cadre of furry, four-legged friends.