Two of the most consistent contributors to the College, Assistant Dean Novella Jones and Dr. Stan Dawkins,
have announced their retirements. But we couldn't let them go without proper acknowledgment.
Novella Jones has been Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs since 2001. She is a recipient of
NYU's Distinguished Administrator Award and was recently elected a Delegate to the ADEA and Chairman of the ADEA
section on Dental School Admissions Officers.
"Novella has given 25 years of remarkable service to the University, first in Human Resources and in recent
years as Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs," said Dean Alfano. "She has been instrumental in
fostering the increasing diversity of our student body and very helpful in improving both the quantity and
quality of our applicants. The College owes her a debt of gratitude, and we wish her well as she embarks on a
new phase in her life."
Dental students must have excellent role models in order to develop properly and fulfill their potential both
professionally and personally. Dr. Stan Dawkins, who is retiring after more than 40 years at NYUCD, is one such
"Beginning his career as an Olympic athlete," said Dean Alfano, "and continuing on through a successful
career in dentistry and education, including outstanding service as an Associate Professor, a Group Practice
Director and Director of the Advanced Education Program in General Dentistry, Stan has always been committed to
personal excellence and has demanded nothing less from his students and colleagues. As Chair of the college-wide
task force on diversity early in my deanship, he helped set the stage for the progress we have made in this
critical area. We wish him the best of health and happiness in his retirement."
Global Health Nexus joins Dean Alfano in wishing both Dean Jones and Dr. Dawkins the best of everything.