Student Services Department
Two women with years of service to Cowley have been named deans in a restructuring of the Student Services Department at the college. Sue Saia is now dean of student life, while Pam Doyle is dean of student learning. The new positions became effective Jan. 2.
Saia was hired in 1995 as a math instructor and assistant volleyball coach. She then became director of the college’s TRIO programs before taking an administrative position as associate dean of student services. As dean of student life, Saia will be responsible for housing, counseling, ADA, health services, and student activities. She has 12 years of teaching experience in the public school system, and is a member of the Unified School District No. 470’s Board of Education. She holds a master’s degree in education from Southwestern College and a bachelor’s degree from Pittsburg State University.
Doyle started at Cowley in 1994 as an adjunct instructor at the Mulvane Center. She later served a short time as student services coordinator at Mulvane. In fall 1995, Doyle became a full-time English instructor on the main campus in Arkansas City. In January 2000, she moved from instruction to the college’s grant programs, becoming director of the Upward Bound program. In fall 2000, she also became director of the IMPACT program. As dean of student learning, Doyle will be responsible for admissions and recruitment, assessment, financial aid, retention, the TRIO grant programs, and the Student Success Center that will be developed out of the Title III grant the college recently received. Doyle is a Winfield High School graduate who holds a bachelor of arts degree in English language and literature, and a master of arts in English from Wichita State University. She also taught at WSU as a graduate teaching assistant while pursuing her master’s degree.