K. Young, D.D.S., M.S., Dean of the University of Oklahoma College of
Dentistry, was installed as the American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
President-elect on March 21 at the 2012 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in
Orlando, Florida. He will spend a year as ADEA President-elect and become ADEA
Chair of the Board at the conclusion of the 2013 ADEA Annual Session &
Exhibition in Seattle, Washington, March 16-19.
the March 2012 ADEA House of Delegates meeting, a resolution was approved that
changed the titles of the officers of the Association. The title of the chief elected officer of the
ADEA Board of Directors has been changed to the Chair of the Board, and the
title of the incoming chief elected officer has been changed to Chair-elect of
the Board. The title of the chief appointed officer, currently Executive
Director, was changed to President and CEO.
The titles of the Vice Presidents on the Board were changed to Board Directors.
These title changes will become effective at the conclusion of the 2013 ADEA
Annual Session & Exhibition.
extend my congratulations to Dr. Young as he embarks on an important journey in
the leadership of the future of dental education,” says ADEA Immediate Past
President Leo E. Rouse, D.D.S. “With his proven dedication to his profession
and the future of dental education, he will serve the Association and all of
its 18,000 members well in an important time of change.”
a 36-year long tenure at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, Dr.
Young has been involved in the full spectrum of academic dentistry from
Professor to Department Chair to Dean. He is committed to increasing
opportunities for faculty development as an integral part of the success of
Young graduated from the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of
Dentistry. He attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, where he
received a Master’s Degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Dr. Young is a
Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.
Dr. Young previously served as an ADEA representative to the Joint
Commission on Dental National Examinations and American Dental Association
(ADA) Council on Dental Education and Licensure, also serving both groups as
Chair. He currently serves as Chair of the ADEA Commission on Change and
Innovation (ADEA CCI), which builds consensus among all stakeholders in dental
education, research, and practice by providing leadership to a systemic,
collaborative, and continuous process of innovative change in the education of