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Sims Receives Othel L. Washington Award


Dr. Patricia Sims, Dean of Instructional and Student Services at Drake State, has received the Othel L. Washington Student Affairs Officer of the Year award.  Presented each year by the Alabama College System Deans of Student Affairs Association, the award recognizes the member who demonstrates outstanding contributions to the student affairs division, superior performance, leadership, and exemplary pursuit of professional development.

Sims has over fifteen years of experience in the field of education.  In 2009, she was promoted to Dean of Instructional and Student Services at Drake State after providing leadership to the Student Services division for seven years.  Her academic career includes an undergraduate degree from West Alabama, a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from Alabama A&M and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. 

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