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LSU Human Sciences & Education Dean Andrew Elected Vice Chair of AAUA’s Board of Directors

12/03/2013 03:10 PM

BATON ROUGE – LSU College of Human Sciences & Education Dean Damon P. S. Andrew was elected vice chair of the board of directors for the American Association of University Administrators, or AAUA, a non-profit educational organization originally founded in 1970 in Buffalo, New York.

Prior to his election as vice chair of the AAUA board of directors, Andrew completed a term as member of the board, and he currently co-chairs the organization’s awards committee. He was previously honored by AAUA in 2011 through receipt of the AAUA Robert W. MacVittee Emerging Leader Award, a nationally competitive award that recognizes a meritorious early career administrator in higher education who is deemed to show promise of emerging as a future prominent leader in American higher education.

“During his time on the AAUA Board of Directors, Dean Andrew has brought new and inspiring perspectives to AAUA’s programming,” said Dan King, executive director of AAUA. “He helped plan the 2012 AAUA Leadership Seminar and contributed most significantly to its success. He has co-chaired the association’s awards committee, and has brought renewed vigor to AAUA’s commitment of recognizing and rewarding outstanding leadership performance in higher education.

“It is seldom that an organization like AAUA is able to recruit an officer with the ability, enthusiasm, and commitment of Dean Andrew. We are most fortunate to have his help, and I am most fortunate to be able to call him ‘colleague’ and ‘friend’.”

AAUA membership is composed of university and college presidents, provosts, deans, directors, department chairpersons and individuals working in a variety of other administrative positions. The mission of the AAUA is to develop and advance superior standards for the profession of higher education administration. Through its policy statements, programs and services, the association emphasizes the responsibility of administrators, at all levels, to demonstrate moral and ethical leadership in the exercise of all their duties. To achieve these ends, the association provides, through programs and services, opportunities for the professional development of its members, whether they be employed by colleges, universities, specialized institutions or professional associations. Although an American organization, membership in AAUA includes personnel from many other countries from the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia.

The College of Human Sciences & Education is a nationally accredited division of LSU. Formed in 2012, CHSE brings together programs and capitalizes on individual strengths to create a dynamic new college that addresses the socially significant issues we face as a state and nation. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer eight undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The college is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs. Visit the College of Human Sciences & Education at

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