Newberry College name new AD, Dean of Students

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NEWBERRY, SC (WACH) - Newberry College has announced two changes in their administration.

Ralph Patterson has been named the school's Athletics Director, while Dr. Sandra Rouse has been named Dean of Students.

Patterson had been Newberry's interim AD for the past four months and will take on the role permanently.

Prior to arriving at Newberry, Patterson was an assistant basketball coach at Colorado and Appalachian State and served as head coach at Erskine College.

"He has a good feel for the challenges facing our coaches and student-athletes in a small college environment," said Newberry College President Dr. Maurice Scherrens.

Dr. Rouse started with Newberry College since 1998 and has serve as interim Student Activities Coordinator and Director of Residednce Life.

She left the school for 14 years and returned in 2014 as Associate Dean of Students.

"Sandra brings a depth of knowledge and experience to her work that has been a tremendous asset to the college," said Dr. Scherrens.

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