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Shorter names new CAPP dean
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Shorter names new CAPP dean

ROME, Ga. -- Shorter University announced last week that Dr. Amy Austin has been named its new dean of the College of Adult and Professional Programs (CAPP).

Austin has worked in the CAPP since 2009. Prior to her career in higher education, she spent 19 years with several corporations, including Cooper Industries, The Home Depot and The New York Times.

"We are excited that Dr. Austin has accepted the dean's position in our College of Adult and Professional Programs," Shorter executive vice president and provost Dr. Donald Martin said in a statement. "She brings to her new role a wealth of experience from the corporate world, as well as outstanding academic credentials."

Austin's educational background includes a B.S. in finance from Hampton University, a MBA in finance from Philadelphia University, and a doctorate in organization and management from Capella University. She is married with three daughters.

"I am humbled and thrilled to have the opportunity to serve the students, staff and faculty in the College of Adult and Professional Programs," Austin said in a statement. "I am most excited about the chance to share ideas and knowledge that will propel us toward accomplishing the goals of Shorter University."

Learn more about the CAPP at shorter.edu.

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