On April 14, Cathy Buyarski was voted as president-elect of the Association of Deans and Directors of University Colleges and Undergraduate Studies (AD&D). AD&D is a national, nonprofit, membership association that provides a platform of information and knowledge sharing, virtual community for networking, and an annual conference that offers professional development experience for deans, directors, and their colleagues.
As president-elect of AD&D, Buyarski is looking forward to continuing the conversation about the important role of university colleges on college campuses. She is excited to join the discussion on student success and is especially interested in helping the association discover how it can have a larger voice in the national conversation about supporting student success. William Moultrie, current president of AD&D and interim dean of University College at North Carolina Central University, says, “I’ve heard how knowledgeable Cathy is on student success, and I’m very excited to work with her this next year.”
Buyarski, who is currently the executive associate dean of University College and the executive director of student success initiatives at IUPUI, has an excellent background for her new leadership role in AD&D. She has always shown great commitment to ensure the continuing success of students from all walks of life. The favorite part of her career has been working at IUPUI because of its commitment to populations of students that are historically underrepresented on college campuses.