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UGA College of Education professor elected CAS president

Athens, Ga. – Laura Dean, an associate professor in the University of Georgia College of Education, was recently elected president of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education.

Dean began her three-year term with CAS in September and will follow that term with an additional year on the executive committee as past-president. She will lead both the board and executive committee.

At UGA, Dean is part of the college student affairs administration program. She is a national certified counselor and a past president of the American College Counseling Association, which she represents on CAS.

The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education promotes standards in higher education student affairs, student services and student development programs. CAS standards respond to real-time student needs, the requirements of sound pedagogy and the effective management of more than 40 functional areas consistent with institutional missions. The Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from 42 professional associations in higher education in the U.S. and Canada.

For more information on the UGA College of Education’s college student affairs administration program, see




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