Dr. Guion named acting dean as Dr. Mishoe embarks on ACE fellowship
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Dr. W. Kent Guion, associate dean for student, faculty and community affairs in the Medical College of Georgia School of Allied Health Sciences, has been named acting dean of the school. He will serve in that position during Dean Shelley Mishoe's leave of absence to participate in an American Council on Education 2009-2010 fellowship.
(Media-Newswire.com) - AUGUSTA, Ga. - Dr. W. Kent Guion, associate dean for student, faculty and community affairs in the Medical College of Georgia School of Allied Health Sciences, has been named acting dean of the school. He will serve in that position during Dean Shelley Mishoe's leave of absence to participate in an American Council on Education 2009-2010 fellowship.
The ACE fellowship, established in 1965, prepares promising senior faculty and administrators for advancement in college and university administration. Forty-two fellows, nominated by the president or chancellor of their institutions, were selected for this year's program through a national competition.
"This fellowship is the most comprehensive leadership development program in higher education, and I appreciate MCG's support in nominating me for it," Dr. Mishoe said. "At the same time, it is very reassuring to know I am leaving the School of Allied Health Sciences in such good hands. Dr. Guion and I have worked together closely since he joined the school's administration in 2003, and he is well-positioned to lead the school during my absence. He is an outstanding leader, an innovative educator and a highly respected colleague."
"Dr. Guion is a proven leader, and has been part of the leadership team in the School of Allied Health Sciences since 2003. He is the obvious choice, and I look forward to working with him during Dr. Mishoe's leave." says Barry D. Goldstein, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost.
Dr. Guion, who also serves as an associate professor of graduate studies and physical therapy, earned a master's and medical degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He recently chaired MCG's Diversity Work Group, overseeing an analysis of the university's diversity initiatives. His nine-member group submitted recommendations to the MCG Cabinet aimed at optimizing cultural competency and inclusiveness on campus.
The MCG School of Allied Health Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in 13 disciplines including health informatics, physical therapy, physician assistant, occupational therapy, dental hygiene, biomedical technologies and respiratory therapy. Dr. Mishoe joined the faculty in 1977. She was interim dean in 2001, and has served as dean since 2002. For more information, visit www.mcg.edu/sah.
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