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College of Dentistry Dean Leo E. Rouse Installed as ADEA President

WASHINGTON (March 17) — Leo E. Rouse, D.D.S., dean of the Howard University College of Dentistry, is now the first African-American president of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), the voice of dental education in the United States and Canada.

Rouse was installed Wednesday at the 2011 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in San Diego, Calif.

Outgoing ADEA President Sandra C. Andrieu, M.Ed., Ph.D., said Rouse’s extensive background in leadership and dedication to service will guide the association over his yearlong presidential term.
 
“Leo’s commitment to service in the field of dentistry and dental education will be invaluable, not only to the association, but to all of academic dentistry,” Andrieu said.  “I look forward to seeing the direction he will give our community.”

Rouse will host the 2012 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, which sets the tone for the Association, around the theme “Engage: Better Individual, Better Profession, Better Community, Better Health, Better Future.”

ADEA is the accrediting body for al U.S. and Canadian dental schools and many allied and postdoctoral dental education programs, corporations, faculty and students.

Leo E. Rouse, D.D.S.

Rouse is a veteran of the U.S. Army. He concluded his 24-year career as the commander and chief operating officer of the U.S. Army Dental Command, where he led the global operation of the Army Dental Corps. After starting a second career in academic dentistry, he was appointed dean of Howard University College of Dentistry in 2004.

Rouse previously served as chair of the ADEA Council of Deans and as one of the four ADEA commissioners on the Commission of Dental Accreditation. In 2009, he was awarded an ADEA Presidential Citation for distinguished service to the association and dedication to the advancement of the dental education community. He is actively engaged in other dental organizations. Currently, he serves on the board of directors for the American Dental Association Foundation and the Association of Minority Health Professions Schools, Inc.

Rouse holds a D.D.S. degree from the Howard University College of Dentistry. In 1997, he received the Howard University College of Dentistry Alumni Achievement Award for distinguished service to the country and the profession of dentistry.

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