College of Professional Studies associate dean to serve as acting dean

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Melissa Feuer said in the release that she "looks forward" to growing the school's existing programs and looking into opportunities to bring new programs to the college.

An associate dean for student and academic affairs in the College of Professional Studies will become the school’s acting dean this fall, according to a University release Thursday.

Melissa Feuer first joined the University in 2007 as an adjunct professor, later becoming director of career services in the school. Feuer will take over for Christopher Deering, the interim dean of CPS and the Virginia Science and Technology Campus, who will conclude his tenure Sept. 1 after more than two and a half years in the role.

“Melissa has spent more than a decade teaching students and improving student services in CPS and therefore has played a considerable role in its growth and success,” Provost Brian Blake said. “She is an excellent choice to lead the college, and I look forward to the added benefit of her knowledge and partnership as she becomes a member of the senior leadership team.”

Feuer, who is also a former practicing attorney, worked at a “private outplacement firm” in the District and served as a senior counsel at a public real estate and management company at a corporate firm based in Boston.

She said in the release that she “looks forward” to growing the school’s existing programs and looking into opportunities to bring new programs to the college.

“CPS students are emerging leaders in their fields who are dedicated, professional, intellectually curious and a pleasure to work with,” Feuer said. “Hearing the many success stories of our graduates and welcoming a new group of students every semester is a true joy. I am excited to work with our new and continuing students in the fall.”



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