Nisha Botchwey Named Dean at University of Minnesota

Nisha Botchwey has been selected at the new dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota

September 16, 2021 | By GTPE Communications
Nisha Botchwey, associate dean of Academic Programs

In September, Nisha Botchwey, associate dean for academic programs at Georgia Tech Professional Education, was named the new dean for the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Her new role will take effect on January 10, 2022.

As dean for the Humphrey School, Botchwey will direct all logistical, organizational, and academic affairs to maintain the school’s rank and reputation as the one of the top ten public affairs schools in the country.

Botchwey has been integral to the development and success of all academic endeavors at Georgia Tech Professional Education. Since 2020, in her role as the associate dean for academic programs, she has developed new programs, overseen all academic offerings and curricula, and led outreach efforts and student affairs.

Throughout her career in higher education, Botchwey has shown a commitment to community service. She has been awarded several grants to pursue research on health policy and health equity, the most recent project being Visualizing Resilience: BIPOC Youth Advocacy through Mapmaking; she is the co-author of Health Impact Assessment in the United States; and she is the convener of a national expert panel on interdisciplinary workforce training between the public health and community design fields.

She will continue to hold to this commitment to the community as she serves the students at the University of Minnesota in her new role as dean. Read the full article on University of Minnesota’s website.