Park University has announced the promotion of Emily Sallee, Ph.D., to the position of associate vice president for faculty affairs, and Rebekkah Stuteville, Ph.D., to the position of vice provost and associate vice president for academic affairs. Both started in their new positions on Aug. 1.
Emily Sallee, Ph.D.
As associate vice president for faculty affairs, Sallee will drive initiatives aimed at supporting and recognizing faculty accomplishments in teaching, scholarship and service. These initiatives include recruitment and retention, orientation and mentoring, professional development, faculty awards and faculty-related policies and procedures.
Since joining Park in 2004, Sallee has held a variety of academic positions at the University, most recently as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences the past three years. She has also served as director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, chair of the Department of English and Modern Languages, and program coordinator for the First-Year Writing program. Sallee is also a professor of English, teaching courses in professional writing, rhetoric and the teaching of writing.
Prior to arriving at Park, Sallee worked in the Writing Across the Curriculum program at the University of Kansas, where she also taught courses in writing and technical communication. Sallee earned both a doctorate in rhetoric and composition, and a Master of Arts degree in language and literature from the University of Kansas. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and secondary education from William Jewell College.
Rebekkah Stuteville, Ph.D.
As vice provost and associate vice president for academic affairs, Stuteville supports the University’s academic administrators, faculty, staff and programs. She is responsible for facilitating quality academic planning and implementation, and overseeing the University’s curricular initiatives.
Stuteville previously served as associate vice president for academic affairs since 2015, and she was the interim associate vice president for academic affairs during most of the 2012-13 academic year. She has also served as the director of Park’s Master of Public Administration program, and as associate dean of the Hauptmann School for Public Affairs. In addition to her duties in the Office of Academic Affairs, Stuteville is an associate professor of public administration.
Prior to joining Park in 2008, Stuteville worked as a federal civil servant for 17 years at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. While at HUD, she was responsible for monitoring regulatory compliance issues and provided technical assistance on HUD’s housing and community development programs to cities, states and nonprofit organizations in Kansas and western Missouri. Stuteville earned her doctorate in political science and public administration, Master of Arts degree in political science and Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, all from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.