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Texas A&M-Kingsville dean selected as president of arts, sciences organization

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KINGSVILLE (January 5, 2023) — Dr. Dolores Guerrero, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Texas A&M University-Kingsville was recently appointed president of the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS).

 

“The opportunity to serve as president for CCAS provides a level of recognition for our university at a national and international level, invaluable networking with deans across diverse institutions and opportunities for ongoing professional development,” Guerrero said.

 

“It brings together deans and associate deans from all types of institutions both public and private,” she added. “CCAS provides resources for best practices through workshops, seminars and virtual discussions throughout the year. It offers a forum to discuss important issues impacting colleges of arts and sciences and university leadership across higher education.”

 

Guerrero said this will be an exciting year to serve as president. “We will be launching our new strategic plan based on our mission which is to create opportunities to network with deans, foster inclusive excellence and academic innovation, offer professional and career development, respond to current issues and serve as advocates for liberal learning.”

 

Although, Texas A&M-Kingsville’s College of Arts and Sciences has been a member of the organization for many years, Guerrero became a member in 2014. She was elected as a board member in 2017 and appointed to the Executive Committee and served as Treasurer in 2021 and 2022, respectively.

 

About the Council of College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS)

The Council of College of Arts and Sciences, founded in 1965, is the national association of colleges of arts and sciences. Its purpose is to provide professional development programing to its member deans and to sustain the arts and sciences as a leading influence in American higher education. CCAS serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas and information among deans of arts and sciences representing the member colleges and as a representative of the liberal arts and sciences at a national policy-making level. The council further seeks to support programs, activities and resources to improve the intellectual stature and public understanding of the disciplines of the arts and sciences.

 

Arts and sciences colleges represent more than half of the undergraduate instruction offered at their institutions, and many member colleges are responsible for a wide spectrum of master’s and doctoral degree programs. CCAS members, therefore, 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.

 

Eligibility for membership extends to baccalaureate degree-granting arts and sciences units in accredited universities and colleges, both public and private. The dean of an arts and sciences unit in the voting representative in CCAS. Currently, the membership includes 800 deans of colleges of arts and sciences (and an additional 1,200 associate and assistant deans) at over 500 institutions in the United States, Canada, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Morocco and Qatar.

 

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