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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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Later in his career, after the deanship and a tour of duty in the State Department, Gene returned to the Law School to teach.
Jerry Johnson has the vision and leadership qualities to address the challenges that the School of Business will face in the future," said USD President Betty Asher in making the announcement of Johnson's appointment to the deanship.
Muscat: The Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), through its Deanship of Admissions and Registration, admitted 3,223 undergraduate students for the academic year 2012-2013, an increase of around 100 students compared with last year's admission figures.
Dr Abdullah al Badi, Dean of Admissions and Registration at SQU, said that to simplify the students admission procedure for SQU, the Deanship improved the newly introduced online system which allows the students to finalise their admission from their home computers by filling a certain form.
The Deanship distributed application forms for students' admission and introduced its course programs to students of government secondary schools.
University Provost Marilyn Williamson said, "I deeply regret Dean Sokol's decision to step down from the deanship because he has given outstanding leadership for the School of Medicine for more than a decade.
Finally, he thanked the AGU's academic and administrative staff, praising the efforts of Students Deanship and Students Welfare Section led by Shaikha Mona bint Abdul-Aziz Al Khalifa who have optimally organized this graduation ceremony.
The university administration will forward the list of non-Omani students to the Deanship later.
Summary: AL-KHARJ: Defense Minister Prince Salman on Wednesday opened the first phase of a university campus project in Al-Kharj and laid the foundation stone for the university's administrative and support deanship building.
In a press statement, the university clarified that it is not directly involved in contract signings with the teachers, who are employed as part of the university's Preparatory Year Deanship program.
Speaking to the newspaper, a number of teachers affected by the new measure claimed that most of the foreign teachers appointed in their place at the Preparatory Year Deanship at the university are not qualified and do not meet the university's requirement of CELTA certification.
Summary: RIYADH: First-year students of Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University (PNU) displayed on Tuesday their self-learning projects in an exhibition organized by the deanship for the preparatory year.