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Dean

(dēn),
Henry Trendley, U.S. dentist and epidemiologist, 1893-1962. See: Dean fluorosis index.

dean

Etymology: L, decanus, chief of ten
chief executive and educational officer of a unit of a university, school, or college.

dean

Academia The top banana in a college, university, or medical school's hierarchy, who is responsible for all professorial faculty and academics. See Mentor, Professor.
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The tribunal heard Prof Archibald allege that it was impossible to hide the fact that the Dean, James Kirkbride, was showing no interest in helping to deal with the situation.
Spencer was the sister of the late Samuel Dean, James Dean, Joseph Dean, Annie Hampton, Elizabeth Disbury and Nancy Carr.
The school's new dean, James Danko, joined Villanova from Dartmouth in 2005.
Since our schooldays, where he was also in another incarnation of the band called Deep Trouble, along with his drummer brother Dean, James has entertained the British troops in Bosnia and the Falklands, and supported Liberty X in Mauritius and on their UK tour.
The School of Public Policy filled its top post with the appointment of its interim dean, James Wilburn, as inaugural dean April 28.
Boro (4-3-3): Collett; Ward, Albrighton (Hadland 84), Dean, James (Nisevic 50); Noon (Belcher 72), Burns, Lavery; Smith, Moore, Glover.