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Delaney joins UNG as new dean of students in Dahlonega

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Dr. John Delaney has been hired as the associate vice president and dean of students on the University of North Georgia's (UNG) Dahlonega Campus, effective Aug. 6.

Dr. John Delaney has been hired as the associate vice president and dean of students on the University of North Georgia's (UNG) Dahlonega Campus, effective Aug. 6. 

Dr. James Conneely, vice president of student affairs at UNG, announced the hiring.

"Dr. Delaney is an experienced educator and administrator with a demonstrated commitment to building successful, student-centered programs and services that fully support comprehensive student success," Conneely said.

"I look forward to serving on an active, vibrant campus where colleagues are passionate about helping students succeed in every way possible," Delaney said. "I look forward to learning more about the Dahlonega Campus and how my past experiences can support services and programs that contribute in significant ways to comprehensive student success, in and outside of the formal classroom setting.

"With the fall semester slated to begin Aug. 20, Delaney said he is eager to get to know UNG students, work with student leaders and support the student body.

Most recently, Delany served as vice chancellor of student engagement and student development at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). Delaney additionally has held multiple roles in the area of student affairs at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, and Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, including associate vice chancellor for student affairs, dean of students, and associate dean of students.

"I feel very fortunate that I have grown up as a professional serving students and working to make each campus where I have worked to be a place where people care for each other and pursue their work as educators and administrators with passion and compassion," Delaney said. "Working in student affairs is a wonderful opportunity to impact lives in very direct and meaningful ways."

In addition to his leadership roles at UTC, Delaney served as a faculty member for the Mid-Managers Institute put on by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators-Region III and Southern Association for College Student Affairs. He also participated in the University of Tennessee Diversity Summit and the Tennessee Sexual Assault Summit and was a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' On-Site Reaffirmation Committee. 

An avid soccer fan, Delaney grew up in Ireland and came to the United States to attend college. Delaney earned his Doctor of Education and master's degrees from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, his Bachelor of Arts degree from Rice University in Houston, Texas, and an Associate of Arts degree from Brevard College in Brevard, North Carolina.  

Delaney succeeds Dr. Alyson Paul, who is now the associate vice president and dean of students for the Gainesville Campus. 

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