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Collin College Welcomes New Dean

July 14, 2009 – Collin College welcomes its new dean of Academic Affairs for the Communications and Humanities division at the Spring Creek Campus in Plano.

Marianne Layer

Marianne Layer recently began her duties at her new post in preparation for the fall 2009 semester.

Layer served as chair for the Division of Languages and Literature at the College of Southern Maryland since 2007. Before that, she was a professor of Languages and Literature at the college. She also had taught at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Ga., Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Md., Owens State Community College in Toledo, Ohio and Mohawk Valley Community college in Utica, N.Y.

Layer earned a bachelor and master of arts in English from Michigan State University in 1985 and 1991, respectively. Her areas of concentration included community college teaching, minority literature, Holocaust literature, women’s studies, and composition and rhetoric.

Layer has been active in the community serving with Relay for Life, Project READ, Upward Bound and various other volunteer opportunities.

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.