Paine College Dean Elected to Serve As Council of Undergraduate Research Councilor

Posted by lsuggs | 04/17/2013 11:34 AM

(Augusta, GA) – Paine College Dean of the School of Art and Sciences, Dr. Emily Williams has been selected to serve a 3 year term as a Council of Undergraduate Research Councilor for the At-Large Division. 

 The Council on Undergraduate Research, founded in 1978, is a national organization of individual and institutional members representing over 900 colleges and universities.  CUR is governed by a Council, which is elected by the members of each of its seven disciplinary divisions, one at-large, and one division for undergraduate research program directors. Its divisional structure includes arts and humanities, biology, chemistry, geosciences, health sciences and a host of other disciplines.

Williams’ was selected for her “work in supporting and promoting high quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship,” stated Mary Crowe, President of the Council on Undergraduate Research. As a councilor for the CUR, Williams will assist in leading the organizations programs, meetings and benefits offerings.

"I am so pleased to accept my appointment as a Councilor-at-Large with CUR.  It is an opportunity for me to serve but moreover to lift up the research and scholarship of Paine College students in providing them with the resources and venues to engage fully in the research and presentation opportunities that will be a central part of their professional lives," stated Williams. The Dean’s term will begin at the 34th Annual Business Meeting, scheduled for June 20, 2013, at Chapman University in Orange, California.  Williams’ term as CUR Councilor will end at the conclusion of the business meeting in 2016.

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Photo Caption: Dr. Emily Williams