CHSE Dean Andrew receives McInness/Ryan Award for Mid-Career Higher Education Leadership from AAUA

PhotoDean Damon Andrew (left) accepting the McInness/Ryan Award for Mid-Career Higher Education Leadership from Jerome Neuner, Awards Committee Chairperson, American Association of University Administrators (AAUA) (right)


Damon Andrew, Dean of the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) and Dean E.B. "Ted" Robert Endowed Professor, received the McInness/Ryan Award for Mid-Career Higher Education Leadership at the American Association of University Administrators meeting on June 9, 2017 in New Orleans, La.

Andrew received the award for his higher education administrative service, professional accomplishments beyond the norm, and demonstration of personal commitment to ethical and principled leadership practice.

Andrew has served as dean of CHSE since 2013. He served as Dean of the College of Health and Human Services at Troy University from 2008 to 2013. Before that, he directed University of Louisville’s doctoral program in Sport Administration from 2004 2006 and founded and directed a doctoral program in Sport Management at the University of Tennessee.

Currently Andrew is the Senior Editor of the Journal of Higher Education Management and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, having previously served as Editor of both the Sport Management Education Journal and the Journal of Applied Sport Management, and he serves as an editorial board member for numerous other journals. He has been named a distinguished alumnus of the University of South Alabama, the University of Florida, and Florida State University, and his administrative efforts have been recognized nationally by the American Association of University Administrators, National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education, and the Southern District of the Society of Health and Physical Educators.

The award is named for the two individuals who authored the Association’s first Statement of Professional Standards for Administrators in Higher Education, William C. McInness, S.J., and Edmund G. Ryan, S.J.

The mission of the American Association of University Administrators 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.

About CHSE

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. 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 Leadership and Human Resource 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 8 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.