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Collection # DRT-60.12-002

WA Upper School Student Handbooks,
2000- Present

Main Entry: Office of the Dean of Students
Periodic Accrual

Biographical/Historical Note:
The last Commandant of Georgia Military Academy was Col. John R. Burnett, who retired in 1966 as the military program was phased out. The Commandant’s Office was responsible for cadet rules and regulations and all discipline. This position carried formidable responsibilities given the military atmosphere and the number of boarding cadets. Art Krueger became the first Dean of Students of Woodward Academy in 1966. He had been an assistant to Col. Burnett during the 1960s. Dean Krueger retired in 1986 and was followed by Rusty Slider, a 1975 alumnus, who had previously served in the Alumni and Development Offices. When Slider moved to the Director of Admissions position in 1990, Elaine Carroll became the first female Dean of Students. Dean Carroll was also an alumna of the Class of 1975, a member of the science department, and an Assistant Dean of Students. The responsibilities of the Dean of Students began to change somewhat in the 1980s as the boarding enrollment dwindled and the overall student population grew significantly. The boarding program was discontinued in 1993.

Scope and Content:
Arranged in chronological order, this artificial collection consists of student handbooks outlining school policies, procedures, and rules. Systematic collection of Upper School Student Handbooks began in 2000 and continued through annual accrual of department records transfer from the Office of the Dean of Students. Also see Collection #DRT-60.12-001 for previous handbooks for GMA and WA.

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