the dean of the Graduate School

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  • Hildy1

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    English - US and Canada
    In the United States, the dean is usually the highest administrator of a school or faculty of a university. The dean is under the authority of the highest administrator of the university, who is usually called the president. A dean is not the same thing as a president.

    This is a common hierarchy:
    department head
    faculty member / professor

    This site describes the structure of Columbia University.
    Organization and Governance of the University
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