TROY – Troy University Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School Dianne Barron has been elected president of the Conference for Southern Graduate Schools.
“Being elected by fellow graduate deans across the southern region is quite an honor for me and Troy University,” Dr. Barron said.
The Conference of Southern Graduate Schools is an organization of more than 200 graduate schools in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
The Conference considers topics related to graduate study and research which are of mutual interest and concern to the member institutions. In addition, dissemination of information, promotion of standards, encouragement of research and assistance to institutions starting graduate programs are functions of the organization. It also serves as a liaison with other national and regional education bodies on behalf of the institutional members.
Since the Conference’s inception in 1971, only three other Alabama educators have served as its president.