UCA dean named distinguished alumna

Sally Roden, dean of undergraduate studies at UCA, has been named a 2008 Distinguished Alumna of Texas Woman’s University.

The award, given jointly by TWU and its Former Students Association, recognizes alumni who have brought honor to their alma mater by outstanding achievements in their chosen professions or who have made notable civic, educational, or philanthropic contributions to society.

Roden recieved her B.S. degree in Speech and Drama and History from TWU in 1960. Her nomination received support from her former classmates, former students, and professional colleagues. According to TWU, “The selection committee was especially impressed with the work Roden has done with the National Center for the Freshman Year Experience and, thus, with the emphasis the UCA has placed on the important issue of retention.”

Roden will be honored at the Distinguished Alumni Award Luncheon on TWU’s Denton campus on April 26.