by Adventist Today News Team
Dr. Ronald Dailey has been appointed the new dean of the School of Dentistry at Loma Linda University, the Adventist health sciences center. He is currently executive associate dean of the school and the new job begins July 1. He replaces Dr. Charles J. Goodacre, who has served as dean since 1994.
Dr. Richard Hart, university president, announced the appointment. “Dr. Dailey’s long track record makes him an obvious choice for dean and our board confirmed that recommendation. I am delighted to welcome Ron into that position.”
Dailey’s responsibilities have grown continually since he joined the school in June 1975 as an instructor in the department of preventive and community dentistry, while completing a Master of Arts degree in educational psychology at Walla Walla University in Washington state. In July 1978, he was promoted to assistant professor, and became director of admissions and student affairs. In 1993 he became associate dean for academic affairs shortly before he was awarded a PhD in higher and professional education from the University of Southern California. Since June 2009, Dailey has served as the dental school’s executive associate dean.
Also involved in local community affairs, Daily won election to the Loma Linda City Council in 2009. An honorary member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Dailey was selected for Teaching Excellence Awards in 1986 and 1987, and the School of Dentistry’s Distinguished Service Award in 2001. He is married to Dr. Karen Winston, a Loma Linda University Medical Center pediatrician, and has three adult children.
The School of Dentistry opened at Loma Linda University in 1953 and is one of eight schools within the university. It has about 600 students and is located near San Bernardino, California. Loma Linda University is a Seventh-day Adventist, faith-based health and education institution with a mission “to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”
This report is based on a news release from Loma Linda University.