Stuart Becomes Associate Dean at Mineral Area College
Diana Stuart of Farmington is now associate dean of instruction at Mineral Area College. She has worked for more than 25 years at MAC as an English and education instructor. Stuart is also the accreditation liaison officer, the teacher education program coordinator, and works with distance education and assessment initiatives for the Park Hills-based community college.
Stuart got her first start in higher ed at MAC, earning an associate degree before moving on to her bachelor’s degree in English education from Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University). She received her master’s degree in English from Arkansas State University, and her education specialist degree from Webster University in administration. She recently received a doctorate in educational leadership from Missouri Baptist University.
She was originally hired as a full-time English teacher, has been coordinator of the teacher education program since 1998, and has served on Curriculum, Funding for Results, Strategic Planning committees, and served as Faculty Forum president three times. She has been actively engaged in the college’s accreditation process since the mid-1990s. She’s a member of Missouri Community College Association and Missouri Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. She has received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education twice.
Stuart lives in Farmington with her husband, Jeff, and together they have two kids: Chris, 21, a senior at Missouri University of Science and Technology majoring in biochemical engineering, and Katie, 17, a senior at Farmington High School, active in music and theater. Additionally, she cares for their golden retriever, Ginger, and their cat, Callie.