Florida State University has named alumnus Damon Andrew as dean of the College of Education, effective Aug. 7.
Andrew, who earned a doctorate in sport administration from Florida State in 2004, has served as the first permanent dean of Louisiana State University’s College of Human Sciences and Education and the E.B. “Ted” Robert Endowed Professor since 2013.
Andrew will succeed Marcy Driscoll, who concludes her 13-year tenure as dean June 30.
The FSU College of Education, established in 1905, is the oldest college of education in Florida and highly respected nationally.
“My experience as a student at FSU was most certainly life changing,” Andrew said. “I encountered faculty and staff across the university that took a personal interest in me and challenged me to improve in a variety of areas. I took so many of those lessons into my career, and I am very excited to return to my alma mater to serve the many constituents of Florida State University.”
In his role as dean at LSU, Andrew was responsible for 5,800 students, 250 full-time faculty members and more than 100 full-time staff. He led the college to new heights in a number of important areas, including student enrollment and retention, grant funding and faculty diversity.
Prior to his tenure at LSU, Andrew served as dean of the College of Health and Human Services at Troy University from 2008-12.
Andrew, a native Floridian, also holds degrees from the University of South Alabama and the University of Florida and three postgraduate certificates from Harvard University and Vanderbilt University.
Andrew is a member of the Sports and Recreation Law Association and a frequent attendee of SRLA’s conference.