University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. College of Media | University of Illinois Archives
With the changing of the status of the School of Journalism and Communications in 1957 to the College of Journalism and Communication, the office of the Dean of the College was formed.1 In 1968, the college changed its name to the College of Communications.2 In 2008, the college changed its name to the College of Media.3
The dean is the chief executive office of the college, responsible to the President for its administration. He is the agent of the college faculty for the execution of the college education policy. Other duties of the dean include calling and presiding over faculty meeting; making appointments, reappointments, or promotions of the faculty; overseeing registration of the students and serving as the medium of communication for official business of the college with campus authorities, students, and the public.4
1. Board of Trustees Transactions, 49th Report, June 20, 1957, p. 435.
2. Board of Trustees Transactions, 54th Report, January 17, 1968, p. 875.
3. Agenda Item no. 15, Meeting of March 26, 2008, Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda Items, RS: 1/1/801
4. University of Illinois Statutes, 1972, p. 12-14.