16:05 PM

CHSS Dean Named to Council of Colleges of Arts & Sciences

Dr. DoVeanna Fulton, dean of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences (CHSS), has been named to the 2020 Class of the Board of Directors for the Council of Colleges of Arts & Sciences (CCAS).

Founded in 1965, CCAS represents more than 800 deans and 1,200 associate/assistant deans to foster excellence in colleges and schools of arts and sciences by: creating a network of deans; providing professional development; serving as a forum for discussing issues in higher education; and advocating for liberal learning.

Fulton joins fellow deans on the CCAS Board of Directors representing California State University, Dominguez Hills; Savannah State University in Georgia; and Canada's University of Calgary.

"Being elected to the CCAS Board of Directors signals the high regard arts and sciences deans from institutions nationwide have in my commitment to liberal arts education; leadership ability and knowledge of the crucial roles deans play in higher education," Fulton said. "Membership and participation in board activities afford me opportunities to develop greater skills in organizational leadership, which will further enhance my leadership at UHD. Additionally, as a board member, I am able to promote UHD, learn from my fellow deans, and develop collaborations with deans at other institutions."

At CCAS' winter board meeting, held last winter in Houston, Fulton was able to show and discuss the "excellent work produced by our faculty" when she and fellow board members walked Downtown and came across one of UHD professor Floyd Newsum's art sculptures that line Main Street. According to CCAS, colleges of arts and sciences represent more than half of the undergraduate instruction offered at institutions of higher learning; and many CCAS-member colleges are responsible for a wide spectrum of master's and doctoral degree programs. CCAS members represent the largest component of American higher education in publicly and privately supported universities and colleges. The council is concerned with the problems, possibilities, and interests of these institutions. CCAS member institutions are represented from around the globe—Puerto Rico, Canada, Greece, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, and Qatar.