Laura Belmonte was named dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Her appointment begins August 1.

Belmonte is associate dean for Instruction and Personnel in the College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma State University; prior to assuming her current role, she served as head of the Department of History at Oklahoma State University, where she has been a faculty member since 1996.

Belmonte earned her A.B. from the University of Georgia and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

She assumes leadership of the College from Dean Rosemary Blieszner, who has served in this role since 2017.