UE Announces Education and Health Sciences Dean

Posted: Updated:
Kessler first started with UE in 1991. Kessler first started with UE in 1991.

The University of Evansville has named Mary Kessler dean of education and health sciences. She has been with the school since 1991, including serving 17 years as chair of the Department of Physical Therapy.

She will begin in the new role March 1.

Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs Michael Cullen says "Mary is dedicated to the mission of graduating young men and women who will lead informed, ethical, and productive lives. She is role model for students and faculty."

Kessler helped develop UE's AceCARE pro bono physical therapy clinic and is faculty advisor and a volunteer with the organization. "I am honored to be able to serve the University in this capacity and to continue to work with the dedicated faculty and students in our College and the University community," Kessler said. "I am looking forward to continuing to advance the mission of our college and prepare our students to become competent and caring service-oriented professionals."

She takes on the role at a key moment in the region. Kessler is on the Community Advisory Council for the Indiana University School of Medicine - Evansville Campus and will be instrumental in shaping the downtown, multi-institutional facility that is slated to open in time for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • Perspectives

    • How to Find a New Audience After Hitting a Marketing Plateau

      It may sound like a marketer’s dream scenario: efforts have proven to be so successful it appears a company has completely saturated their target audience. While it may be a good problem to have, it still may be a problem. Hitting a marketing plateau is an opportunity for companies in any industry to reevaluate, re-energize and come to the table with new ideas for better understanding existing customers and engaging new audiences.



  • Most Popular Stories

    • Shaina Keck

      Pier 48 Manager Named

      FK Restaurant Group has named Shaina Keck sales and banquet manager for Pier 48 Fish House and Bar in downtown Indianapolis. She previously served in sales at Kilroy's Bar & Grill. Keck is a graduate of Indiana University Kelly School of Business with a bachelor of science degree in finance and accounting with a concentration in international studies.  
    • Julie Bondy Roberts

      How Barry Manilow Can Help Tame Your LinkedIn Stage Fright

      My former co-work, Rita, loved Barry Manilow.  She often wore a T-shirt that said, “Never Underestimate the Power of a Barry Manilow Song.” She loved him so much that in one week, she saw him once in Indianapolis and the following weekend she drove up to Chicago to see him. She was our receptionist – and I guarantee you she ate Ramen noodles for a few days to make those two concerts happen. 

    • (image courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana)

      Crews Start Demolition of Carson's in Hammond

      The face of downtown retail in Hammond is changing once again with the demolition of Carson’s department store, the one-time the anchor of Woodmar Mall. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report excavating crews have started to demolish the last vestige of the shopping center which stood since the 1950s. 

    • (photo courtesy of WTHR-TV)

      Andrew Luck Retiring from NFL

      In a shocking development following the Indianapolis Colts' preseason loss to the Chicago Bears, quarterback Andrew Luck has announced his retirement from the NFL. Luck, who did not play in Saturday's game, said the number of injuries he has suffered throughout his professional career "has taken my joy of this game away." Luck teared up during a news conference in which he made his announcement. "After 2016 where I played in pain and was unable to regularly...

    • (Image courtesy of Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District)

      Michigan City Commits $12M to South Shore Track Project

      The Michigan City Common Council has formally committed to contribute $12 million towards the proposed $416 million Double Track project for the South Shore commuter line. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report the council voted unanimously to pay $7 million upfront and finance the remaining $5 million through a 20-year bond issue.