VCU Honors College names new dean
Scott C. Breuninger will become dean July 1
Virginia Commonwealth University has tapped Scott C. Breuninger as dean of its honors college, VCU announced Friday. Breuninger starts on July 1.
Breuninger currently works with the University of South Dakota (USD) as the director of its honors program and as an associate professor of history. He has been with USD since 2011 and grew the honors program at the university by 48% during his tenure. Breuninger previously taught at Temple University in Philadelphia and Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.
“His leadership at USD has resulted in significant progress and I’m confident that he and the dynamic team of faculty, staff and students of the VCU Honors College will work together to achieve even greater success,” Gail Hackett, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, at VCU said in a statement.
Breuninger earned his bachelor’s degree in European history and psychology from Bucknell University. He also has master’s and doctorate degrees in European history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Jacqueline Smith-Mason will serve as interim dean until Breuninger begins his position.