Dr. Paul Hinrichs named Dean of School of Arts and Sciences at Peru State

Dr. Paul Hinrichs named Dean of School of Arts and Sciences at Peru State

May 25, 2017, 11:00 a.m. CDT
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Peru, Nebraska- Dr. Paul Hinrichs was named the new Dean of the Peru State College School of Arts and Sciences. Hinrichs was previously a professor of mathematics and has served Peru State since 1990.

Hinrichs said, “Peru State has an incredibly dedicated, creative and hard working faculty and staff.  I look forward to working with them in this new role.”

Dr. Tim Borchers, vice president of academic affairs, writes, “Dr. Hinrichs has a long reputation for being an excellent teacher and has prepared many current math educators. I’m very confident in his ability to provide leadership for the School of Arts and Sciences.”

In the fall of 2016, Hinrichs received the Milton M. Beckmann Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was presented by the Nebraska Association of Teachers of Mathematics (NATM) in special recognition for a career of outstanding contributions of mathematics education in the State of Nebraska.

The NATM website provides “The NATM board established the life-time achievement award in 1989. Its purpose is to honor outstanding mathematics educators who have spent a lifetime working on the improvement of mathematics education in the state of Nebraska.”

Hinrichs earned his bachelor of science in mathematics education from Concordia University in Seward and a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. He also earned his Ph.D from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln where his dissertation was on “Generalized Variance Functions in Hierarchical Bayes Models.”

Hinrichs lives in Auburn, Nebraska with his wife, Suzanne, where they raised three children.