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Release date:October 6, 2006

Daniel taking helm as dean of Wichita Falls Campus

Dr. Dean Daniel, currently dean of the Wayland Baptist University campus in Altus, Okla., has been named the new dean at Wichita Falls campus, effective Nov. 1.

              Daniel replaces Dr. Elane Seebo, who left the campus to become the associate vice president for external campuses in September. She now oversees the day-to-day operations of the 13 campuses from her office in Plainview.

              Daniel has been the dean in Altus since November 2004, serving as only the second dean for the campus, opened in 2000 as an extension of Wichita Falls and later becoming an independent campus in 2002.

              “Dr. Daniel is an experienced administrator who brings both the knowledge and skills to lead our campus in Wichita Falls. As dean of our Altus Campus, he worked with both military and civilian students and has a firm grasp of Wayland's graduate and undergraduate programs, as well as the mission of our external campus system,” said Dr. Bobby Hall, provost and vice president of academic and graduate services for the Wayland system. “Dr. Daniel will also benefit from a highly qualified and experienced faculty and staff in Wichita Falls, and together they will achieve great success in the future.”

              Daniel’s predecessor at Wichita Falls, Seebo has great faith in his taking the helm at her previous stomping grounds.

              “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Dean Daniel as the dean of the Wichita Falls campus,” Seebo said. “With over two years of experience at Wayland, Dr. Daniel is well prepared to take on a new set of opportunities and challenges at Wichita Falls – especially since he has been working closely with that campus for the past two years and is already familiar with many of the faculty and staff. Dr. Daniel is an excellent match for Wichita Falls, and a tremendous asset to the Wayland system.”

              Daniel came to Wayland from a position as account executive with Lawson Publications of Spokane, Wash., on special assignment in Lincoln, Neb. He previously served as dean at Oklahoma State University’s branch in Okmulgee, Okla. and was director of education for the Oklahoma Restaurant Association prior to that.

              He holds the doctorate in education from Oklahoma State University, with a major in occupational adult education and an emphasis on teacher certification and personnel development. Daniel also has a Master of Arts in Religious Education degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. He received an associate’s degree from Weatherford College.

              Daniel has writing experience for the food service industry and in higher education and has served on committees and boards in related fields.