10/13/11 ASHLAND, OH -- Dr. Deborah Sullivan, professor of Family and Consumer Sciences at Ashland University, has been selected as president-elect for the Ohio Affiliate of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).
Sullivan's three-year term began this summer during the national convention in Phoenix. She also will serve as president of the Ohio Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (OAFCS) during 2012-13, and as counselor during 2013-14.
According to Sullivan, the mission of the AAFCS is to provide leadership and support for professionals whose work assists individuals, families and communities in making informed decisions about their well-being, relationships and resources to achieve optimal quality of life.
She previously served in various capacities at the state and national level, including as co-advisor of student unit and annual meeting committee; vice president of program; long range planning committee; and membership chairperson at the state level; and as council for certification, 2007-2010; higher education unit; education and technology division; and strategic planning phase II ad hoc committee at the national level.
Ashland University (www.ashland.edu<http://www.ashland.edu>) is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.