Matthew Cecil, Ph.D., became dean of the Minnesota State University, Mankato College of Arts & Humanities in July 2016. A Brookings, S.D., native, Cecil formerly served as director of the Elliott School of Communication at Wichita State University and has served on faculties at Purdue University, the University of Oklahoma, and South Dakota State University. Cecil earned a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Iowa in 2000.