Leo E. Rouse, D.D.S., Dean of the Howard University College of Dentistry, was installed as ADEA President-elect on March 3 at the 2010 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Washington, DC. Dr. Rouse will spend a year as ADEA President-elect and become ADEA President at the conclusion of the 2011 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in San Diego, California, March 11 - 16.
"Dr. Rouse's active involvement in the leadership and governance of ADEA exemplifies his commitment to the Association and the future of dental education. His past experience provides a solid foundation from which the Association will continue to grow," said outgoing ADEA President Ronald J. Hunt, D.D.S.
Dr. Rouse is currently Chair of the ADEA Council of Deans and serves as one of the four ADEA Commissioners on the Commission of Dental Accreditation. In 2009, he was awarded an ADEA Presidential Citation for distinguished service to the Association and dedication to the advancement of the dental education community. He is also active in other dental organizations. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors for the American Dental Association Foundation and the National Children's Oral Health Foundation.
Prior to his 2004 appointment as Dean of the Howard University College of Dentistry, Dr. Rouse served as Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Chair of the Department of Clinical Dentistry. Before entering academia, he actively served in the United States Army for 24 years. Dr. Rouse concluded his military career at the rank of Colonel as Commander and Chief Operating Office of the U.S. Army Dental Command, commanding the entire Army Dental Corps worldwide.
Dr. Rouse holds a D.D.S. degree from the Howard University College of Dentistry. In 1997, he received the Howard University College of Dentistry Alumni Achievement Award for distinguished service to the country and the profession of dentistry.