MARGARET Doell, M.F.A., was named vice president for academic affairs at Adams State this week. She has been serving in an interim role since May when Kent Buchanan resigned the position.

“I am thrilled to have Margaret as Adams State’s vice president for academic affairs. VP Doell has been a stable and extremely effective presence in the academic affairs office for over 10 years. She has earned the respect of the faculty, administrative staff, and the executive team. I am confident under her leadership and guidance our academic schools will grow and thrive,” said Adams State President David Tandberg.

Doell is a veteran of the Adams State campus for the past 27 years, working in capacities such as teaching, department chair, and assistant vice president for academic affairs. She led Adams State’s corrective efforts during a probationary period from the Higher Learning Commission and has been key in helping Adams State launch new academic programs and sunset others.

“I have worked to support schools and academic departments as they explore ways to build their programs and better support our students,” Doell said.

A native of Altona, Manitoba, Canada, Doell began her tenure at Adams State in 1996 as assistant professor of art. In 2003, she accepted the position as art department chair, and continued in that role until 2015. She first served in the Office of Academic Affairs as interim assistant provost from 2006-2007, three semesters.

 “I have definitely found my home here. Over the years Adams State has provided me with many opportunities to grow and thrive. I am so excited to be able to continue to serve Adams State, our students, and the San Luis Valley community in the capacity of vice president for academic affairs,” she said.