Athens, Ga. – Ruth Bettandorff, who serves as assistant vice president for academic affairs and director of the University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus, has been named Outstanding Adult Educator in Georgia by the Georgia Adult Education Association.
GAEA is a statewide association serving adult educators from all segments of the adult education profession including colleges and universities, corporations, governmental agencies and non-profit organizations.
The award, which was presented to Bettandorff at the association’s annual meeting in June, recognizes extraordinary contributions on a long-term basis that have an extensive impact on adult/continuing education.
A GAEA member since 1998, Bettandorff has held several offices in the association and currently serves on the board of directors. She is also an active member of the International Association of Continuing Higher Education and is past chair of ACHE-South.
Bettandorff was named director of the UGA Gwinnett Campus in February 2009.She previously served as associate director for learning services at the UGA Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel in Athens. As director of the Gwinnett Campus, she is responsible for day-to-day coordination of graduate and continuing education programs offered at the facility, located at 2530 Sever Road in Lawrenceville.