Dr. Jennifer Dennis named Dean of Cameron University School of Graduate and Professional Studies

Jennifer Dennis, Ph.D., has been selected as Cameron University’s Dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. The University of Oklahoma, Cameron University and Rogers State University Board of Regents approved Dennis’ appointment earlier today during its regularly scheduled meeting.  Dennis will assume her role as dean effective July 1.

Jennifer Dennis“Dr. Dennis’ academic and administrative experience will serve as great assets in her new role as Dean,” says Ronna Vanderslice, Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Her commitment to student success and achievement will have a positive impact on the students who are pursuing degree programs within the School of Graduate and Professional Studies.”

Dennis will serve as the chief academic and administrative officer for the School of Graduate and Professional Studies, making recommendations on curriculum, faculty development, personnel and budgets. Cameron’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs and is composed of six academic departments: Business, Computing and Technology, Education, Psychology, Social Sciences, and Sports and Exercise Science.

Dennis has been a member of the Cameron faculty since 2005 and has served as Chair of the Department of Education since 2009. She has served as a member of CU’s Faculty Committee, Graduate Council and Teacher Education Council. Additional university service includes terms on the Recruitment Committee, Teaching and Learning Committee, University Life Course Development Committee, and the Lectures and Concerts Committee. She was inducted into the Cameron University Alumni Association Faculty Hall of Fame in 2015.

A CU alumna, Dennis earned a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1994. She went on to earn a Master of Education in Secondary School Counseling from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and a Doctorate in Education Administration Curriculum and Supervision from the University of Oklahoma in 2005.

Dennis is the current president of the Lawton Public School Foundation and has been a board member since 2014.  She has also served on the Great Plains Technology Center Pre-Education Program Advisory Committee since 2009.



June 19, 2018