Troy Nordman named Dean of Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences Division | Butler Community College

Troy Nordman named Dean of Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences Division

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Published: Wednesday, February 21st, 2024

Nordman excited to continue serving students after more than three decades working at Butler.

Butler Community College has announced Dr. Troy Nordman as the new Dean of its Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences (HSBS) division. Nordman had been serving as Interim Dean of the division since December 2022.

Nordman received his Master of Fine Arts in English Literature and Poetry from Wichita State University. In 2017, he received his Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership with an emphasis in community college administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Hired in 1991 to teach English at Butler, Nordman was named Interim Associate Dean of HSBS in 2012, with the interim tag being removed one year later. He then became Interim Dean of the division in 2022 after the retirement of Susan Bradley.

He has taken leadership roles in numerous Butler initiatives over the years, including co-chairing the Pathways Navigation and Student Success Teams, chairing the Academic Integrity Team, and serving on the college’s Inclusion Council.

“It's always been my goal as an educator to help students find their educational passion, engage with them in their learning, and help them on their road to success,” Nordman said. “As dean I want to continue offering our students the highest quality general education opportunities with our highly qualified and innovative faculty.”

“Dr. Nordman brings a wealth of experience to his new role as the Dean of Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences having served as Associate Dean for nine years,” said Butler President Dr. Kim Krull. “He is an experienced leader with a passion for serving faculty and students who believes in Butler’s mission to change students’ lives and ensure their success,” she said.

In addition to his work as an educator, Nordman is heavily involved in his hometown of Augusta, where he has served on the Augusta Arts Council, the Augusta Historical Society, and where he currently serves as Board Treasurer for White Eagle Credit Union. He also represents Butler as a member of the Rotary Club of Andover.

As he takes over as head of his division, Nordman recognizes the role his colleagues have played in his career. “I feel blessed to have served in all of my roles at Butler, but I give credit to many of my peers and mentors who have and continue to encourage me to be learning and growing each day.”