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William Peace University Names Dawn Dillon Assistant Dean For Campus Life

By on December 1, 2011 1:10 pm

Four-Year Baccalaureate University Promotes Dillon With More Than 22 Years Of Student Service In Higher Education


RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Dawn Dillon has been promoted to the university’s assistant dean for campus life, where she will be responsible for overseeing all student organizations and will manage university departments providing developmental opportunities and support services for students. Dillon will monitor and implement strategic long-term plans for student life, ensuring that students are making the appropriate progress toward degree completion and effectively working toward student and alumni initiatives. With more than 22 years of higher education experience, Dillon began her career with William Peace University in 1999 serving as the director of residence life.


"Serving William Peace University and its students has been a rewarding experience, and I am excited to take on this new position as the university’s assistant dean for campus life," said Dillon. "Ever since I was a student at Peace College, I knew that I had a passion for higher education learning, much of which came from the relationship and example that was set from the former dean of students, Janice Edwards, Ph.D."


"The leadership team within our campus life department is one that directly impacts the student body of William Peace University," said Debra M. Townsley, president of William Peace University. "Having someone such as Dawn who has been fully immersed in the history and growth of this campus is extremely beneficial, as she clearly understands the needs and day-to-day experiences that leave a long-term and lasting impact on the lives of our student body."


Dillon earned an associates degree from Peace College, a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from NC State University in Raleigh, and a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs from the University of South Carolina in Columbia.


Publicly recognized for her achievements in higher education, Dillon received the 2006 Janice Edwards Service to Students award and was inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society in 2009.



William Peace University is located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for boys and girls in primary grades and to women from high school to college. Peace, an all women’s college, became a four-year baccalaureate college and graduated its first bachelor’s students in August of 1996. Peace began offering coeducational evening courses through the William Peace School of Professional Studies in 2009. In 2011, Peace College transitioned to William Peace University and will begin admitting male students to its day program in fall 2012. Its mission is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. On average, more than 90 percent of the university’s graduates are placed in jobs or graduate school within one year of graduation. For more information, please visit http://www.peace.edu.



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