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USD Education Professor Mejai B. Avoseh Elected to Board of American Association for Adult and Continuing Education

Mejai B.M. Avoseh, Ph.D., has been elected director of the Commission for International Adult Education (CIAE) and a member of the board of directors of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE).

The mission of the AAACE includes “…fostering the development and dissemination of theory, research, information, and best practices; promoting identity and standards for the profession; and advocating relevant public policy and social change initiatives.”

The CIAE is one of nine commissions that govern the AAACE. The CIAE “provides a forum for the discussion of international issues related to adult education in general, as well as adult education in various countries around the globe.” The work of the commission includes encouraging “exchanges between AAACE and associations from other countries,” and developing “linkages with adult education associations in other countries.”

Avoseh will serve as the editor of the CIAE Proceedings through November 2019.


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Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.