Albany State University appoints College of the Arts and Sciences Dean


ALBANY, Ga. – In a press release today, Albany State University announced that Dr. Melanie Hatch has been appointed dean of their College of Arts and Sciences. She will begin serving in that capacity on July 1.

“Dr. Hatch brings a wealth of leadership experience to Albany State University,” said Dr. Angela Peters, ASU provost and vice president for academic affairs. “I have every confidence that Dr. Hatch will strengthen programmatic opportunities for our students, develop new opportunity partnerships to enhance experiential learning, and scholarly and professional development of our faculty and staff.”

Dr. Hatch is currently serving as ASU’s associate provost. Her previous positions include dean of Engineering and Business at Gannon State University, chancellor of Penn State University Dubois, and provost-vice president for academic affairs at Middle Georgia State University. She holds a PhD in operations research at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a master’s degree in management science from the University of Dayton. Her undergraduate degree is in mathematics from Indiana State University. Most recently, Dr. Hatch assisted with the reaffirmation of the ASU SACSCOC accreditation and development of ASU’s Quality Enhancement Plan.

“I am thrilled to have been selected to join this innovative and talented group of people and am looking forward to the new initiatives we will build together,” said Hatch.