subdean

noun sub·dean \ ˌsəb-ˈdēn \
variants: or sub-dean
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of subdean

plural subdeans or sub-deans
: a dean who is subordinate to a another dean : the deputy or substitute of a dean
  • Committees report to administrative officers who are at liberty to accept, reject, or substantially alter faculty recommendations. In many cases, deans or subdeans convey to the committees they sit on what outcomes the administration considers acceptable.
  • —John Lachs

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15c

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