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Dr. John Delaney photoDelaney selected Vice Chancellor for Student Development

Dr. John Delaney has been named Vice Chancellor for Student Development. He has served since 2000 as Dean of Students at Ohio Wesleyan University, a private, residential national liberal arts college.

Delaney received the Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt University. He also received the Master of Education from Vanderbilt University and he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rice University, where his major was English. He received an Associate of Arts degree from Brevard College in North Carolina.

Prior to his appointment at Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaney was Associate Vice President for Student Services and Dean of Student Life for six years at Sam Houston State University in Houston, Texas. From 1990-1994, he served as Assistant Dean of Students at UTC. At that time, he reported directly to the Vice Chancellor for Student Services and he was responsible for the oversight of a variety of services and programs.

"We are delighted to see John return to the University after building upon his professional achievements," said Chancellor Roger Brown. "I am confident he will lead his staff to strengthen the bonds between students and challenge students to engage in the Chattanooga and global communities."

As Delaney prepares to return to UTC, he is encouraged by recent campus developments. "I have heard very positive feedback on the present strength of the campus and on the efforts to become a model metropolitan university. I appreciate what that means for student involvement and success, and I look forward to being a part of what looks like a very bright future."

Delaney's professional activities include a presentation on "Preventing Campus Violence: A Strategically-Designed, Proactive Model" at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) National Conference. He published "Student Services In American Colleges and Universities" in Perspectives In Higher Education Reform.

Delaney is professionally involved in the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Association for Student Judicial Affairs, and the American College Personnel Association. He has had extensive committee experience in the Southern Association for College Student Affairs. Delaney has been honored with the Delaware Police Department's Citizen Award and the Marshall Award, a Greek Leadership Award. While he served at UTC, he received the Division of Student Affairs Outstanding Employee Award and he was named an honorary member of Golden Key National Honor Society.

June 20, 2007