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College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council

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Fostering relationships and enhancing experiences

The College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Advisory Council (CASDAC) is comprised of alumni, academic leaders, and business leaders who provide a high level of volunteer service to the College and University.  The Council's mission is to advise and assist the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences on matters related to nurturing relationships between the College and its graduates and wider community, to enhance the current student experience within the College, and to assist in the garnering of financial support. 

Roles and Responsibilities

The College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council (CASDAC) is comprised of alumni, academic and business leaders, parents, and friends of the College, who provide a high level of volunteer service and philanthropic support to the College and University.

The Council's primary role is to support the efforts of the Dean, faculty and staff of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), based on priorities outlined by the Dean, and in conjunction with the University’s strategic direction. The CASDAC shares the College’s focus on enhancing the current student experience within the CAS.

The Council serves at the request of the Dean and offers a sounding board, providing advice as appropriate and helping shape the direction of the College’s funding priorities. The CASDAC helps ensure the College has the resources to achieve its goals by being a source of financial support and by referring other potential supporters.

Another function of the CASDAC is to assist with building stakeholder engagement (stakeholders include alumni, academic and business leaders, parents, and friends of the College). In addition, the CASDAC helps promote the activities and accomplishments of the College, providing enhanced recognition among students, alumni, donors, employers, professionals, and the community.



Diane Zemboulis Anton '81Diane Zemboulis Anton '81zemboulis Silver Stork
Jeremie M. Axe '04Jeremie M. Axe '04Axe SurgeonFirst State Orthopaedics, P.A.
Sandra Borror BaldtSandra Borror BaldtBorror Baldt Employed
Stephen F. Betz '87Stephen F. Betz '87Betz,Stephen.jpgCo-founder and Vice PresidentBiology of Crinetics Pharmaceuticals
Corinne BoganCorinne BoganBogan EducatorNational Health Corps Florida AmeriCorps Program
Beth Monaghan Cohen '89 - Council Vice ChairpersonBeth Monaghan Cohen '89 - Council Vice Chairpersonmonaghan Monaghan Cohen '89.JPGOwnerBeth Cohen Graphic Design
Martin E. Diamond '82Martin E. Diamond '82Diamond of Music Paradigm Talent Agency
Carol Van Dyke Freer '68Carol Van Dyke Freer '68Freer Professor of MedicinePenn State Health
Iris C. Gibbs '90Iris C. Gibbs '90Gibbs HeadShot Photo2.jpgAssociate Dean and Professor of Radiation OncologyStanford University School of Medicine
David M. Heitzer '81David M. Heitzer '81heitzer Origination / Professional EngineerEDF Trading North America, LLC
Barbara King '92Barbara King '92King King_Art-Sciences-Advisory Council_023.jpgSenior Executive (Retired)
Harlan Landes '98Harlan Landes '98landes Landes Inc.
Dianne Loeb '79Dianne Loeb '79Loeb Stage
William D. Luzier '78 '84MWilliam D. Luzier '78 '84MLuzier ProfessorWilmington University
J. Matthew O'Donnell '94J. Matthew O'Donnell '94odonnell'Donnell_Matthew_CASAC.jpgNews Anchor/ReporterWPVI Philadelphia Channel 6ABC
Darelle Lake Riabov '73, Council ChairpesonDarelle Lake Riabov '73, Council Chairpesonriabov VP Corporate Communications (Retired)Highmark BlueCross BlueShield of DE
Mark A. Rucci '15Mark A. Rucci '15Rucci Rucci - Head shot.jpgCommunity ManagerRevolution LLC
Abbie Brockwell Small '83Abbie Brockwell Small '83Small Vice President and General Manager (Retired)Simplicity Creative Group
Mark S. Stewart '78Mark S. Stewart '78stewart Spahr LLP
John R. VaileJohn R. VaileVaile of Delaware

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