Carol Casey Named Dean of Students at Rhodes

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Publication Date: 3/21/2007

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Carol Casey, who has served Rhodes in various capacities since 1997, has been named Dean of Students

Carol Casey, a veteran professional in student services, has been named Dean of Students at Rhodes College. Casey, who has served Rhodes in various capacities since 1997, was named Interim Dean in August 2006.

Provost Charlotte Borst says, “Dean Casey is a terrifically talented person who has come up through the ranks at Rhodes. It is our practice to go after the very best person to fill positions at the college, and Carol has proven herself to be the best to lead student affairs.” Casey has directed residence life, crisis management and judicial affairs as well as overseeing all departments in the division since August. “As we implement our new curriculum that emphasizes learning both inside and outside the classroom, Carol is the ideal person for the job,” Borst continues. “She understands all aspects of student life. I look forward to working with her.”

Director of Campus Safety John Blaisdell agrees. “Dean Casey’s job knowledge is second to none. She has touched every department in student affairs in a positive way, and she knows where each one of us needs to be. There is no one more worthy of this appointment.”

Casey holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Wittenberg University and a master’s in college student personnel from Miami University. Before coming to Rhodes  to assume the position of Director of Residence Life, Casey spent several years at Tulane in housing and career services. She is highly respected by both students and peers, having received outstanding administrator awards from both the college administration and Rhodes Student Government (RSG).

Immediate past president of RSG Andy Greer says, “This appointment is very good news for Rhodes students. Carol is passionate about making students’ experiences at Rhodes the very best they can be.”