Laura Dean, an assistant professor in the College Student Affairs Administration Program, received a 2007 Outstanding Achievement Award from the School of Education at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. A nationally certified counselor, Dean is past president of the American College Counseling Association, for which she serves as the representative to the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education. She also currently serves as CAS member-at-large on the executive council and as the CAS publications editor. She has served on editorial boards for the College Student Affairs Journal and the Journal of College Counseling. Dean’s research interests include small college environments, the use of standards in student affairs and college counseling issues.