Dr. Sheila Dickison Appointed to CLAS Dean’s Office
Janie Fouke, Provost
Dr. Sheila Dickison who has served as director of the Honors Program since 1996 will be stepping down on August 1 and will return to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. CLAS is pleased to have Dr. Dickison return to the college office as Associate Dean where her areas of responsibility will include: curriculum, academic programs, SACS reviews, the undergraduate catalog and scholarships. She will serve as the College liaison with the General Education Council and the Undergraduate Advising Council.
Dr. Dickison has provided exceptional leadership and vision in directing the UF Honors program for over 10 years. Under her administration, the program has grown to provide a wealth of information and resources for students. During her tenure as director, Dr. Dickison oversaw the building of the Honors Residential College at Hume Hall in 2002, development of a comprehensive prestigious scholarships support and guidance program for students, development and administration of the Lombardi Scholarship Program, implementation of a database for research opportunities called the Undergraduate Research Database, and numerous other programs and initiatives to enhance the experience of all students on campus. Sheila Dickison has received a number of awards for her support of students, including the Mort Wolfson Award and the Blue Key Distinguished Faculty Award.
I appreciate the service and dedication Dr. Dickison has provided to the university and its students and I am proud that she will continue that tradition.