Dr. Leo E. Rouse, dean of the Howard University College of Dentistry, was named president-elect of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) March 3, according to a press release. Rouse will become ADEA president in March 2011.

Rouse currently chairs the ADEA Council of Deans and serves as one of the four ADEA commissioners on the Commission of Dental Accreditation. He received an ADEA presidential citation I n2009 for distinguished service to the association and his efforts to advance the dental education community. ? Rouse also serves on the Board of Directors for the American Dental Association Foundation and the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation.  ?Before his appointment as a dean at Howard in 2004, Rouse worked as an associate dean of clinical affairs and chair of the Department of Clinical Dentistry.

Before beginning work in academia, Rouse served in the U.S. Army for 24 years.