Dr. Mary Wilgus, CU College of Arts and Sciences Dean, receives Tenured Faculty Award

Dr. Mary Wilgus, CU College of Arts and Sciences Dean, receives Tenured Faculty Award
Dr. Mary Wilgus, left, poses with her family after receiving the Tenured Faculty Award at Campbellsville University. Her husband, Jim, is at right. At top, left, is Joanne Ghavami, medical technician at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn., and at right is Dr. Jennifer Wilgus, economics professor at Belmont University in Nashville. The couple has three other children. (CU photo by Ashley Sidebottom)

By Bridgette Sallee, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. Mary Wilgus, professor of history and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, received the Tenured Faculty Award recently at Campbellsville University.

Wilgus has served Campbellsville University since 1997 as chair of the Social Science Division and professor of history. In 2001 she was appointed as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. During the same year she was named Woman of the Year at the annual Business and Professional Women’s breakfast. She has also been the recipient of CU’s Student Government Association Challenger Award.

Before coming to Campbellsville, she was professor and chair of the Social Sciences Division at Lee’s-McRae College from 1985 to 1997, and an adjunct history instructor at MTSU from 1983 to 1985.

Wilgus serves both the University and her community through her involvement with CU’s Academic and Graduate Councils, the Centennial Planning Committee, the City of Campbellsville Ethics Committee, the Planning Committee on Earth Stewardship Conference Series and Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy Advisory Committee.

She also chairs the WEL committee, serves as director and coordinator for Dialogue on Race and directs CU’s involvement in Green, Taylor and Campbellsville Middle School Leadership Programs.

She and her husband Jim have five children; Connie, J. Robert, Susan, Jo Ann and Jennifer.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,310 students who represent 100 Kentucky counties, 32 states and 28 foreign nations. Listed in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” 14 consecutive years as one of the leading Southern master’s colleges and universities, Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his ninth year as president.

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