Veteran L&C Professor of Mathematics Named Newest Dean



By Keenan A. Mount  

Randy Gallaher, Lewis and Clark math educator of 25 years, has been promoted to Dean of Liberal Arts, Business, and Information Technology.  

Gallaher is a career teacher with experience at multiple levels of education from middle school to collegiate instruction at multiple institutions besides Lewis and Clark. He didn’t anticipate this new found role as dean. 

“A few years ago, I honestly would never have thought I would change positions,” Gallaher said. 

The position came into Gallaher’s purview during the pandemic.  

“My qualifications, experiences and philosophy aligned well with the position requirements, and I believed I could help,” Gallaher said.  

He is still partial to many aspects of the role of professor, specifically the daily dialogue with students, and has “every intention to eventually retire” as one. 

Gallaher’s mathematics experience extends beyond orating and instructing for a class. Gallaher co-wrote a textbook series on developmental mathematics that is widely distributed by Pearson Education.

“Randy is a good listener, and I enjoy collaborating with him,” Graphic and Web Design Coordinator Louise Jett said. “He is supportive and thoughtful. I congratulate him on his new role and much deserved promotion. He is my new dean, and I think we will accomplish some impactful things together.”

About Keenan A. Mount

Keenan is a political science and philosophy student pursuing an associate of arts. He plans to graduate in 2024 and continue his education at a 4-year university.
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