Rebecca Pow Named Interim Dean of UA College of Continuing Studies

Rebecca Pow
Rebecca Pow

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Rebecca J. Pow has been named interim dean of the College of Continuing Studies at The University of Alabama. Pow joined the College of Continuing Studies in 1988 and most recently served as senior associate dean and director of academic outreach.
The appointment as interim dean was effective Sept. 1.
“Rebecca Pow has the expertise and experience to provide very effective leadership for the College of Continuing Studies, and we are looking forward to working with her in this new capacity,” said Dr. Joe Benson, UA interim provost, in announcing the appointment.
Pow joined the College of Continuing Studies 25 years ago as assistant director of academic programs and services. She was promoted to director of academic programs and services in 1995 and to associate dean and director of academic outreach in 2003. She was named senior associate dean in 2012.
In her roles as associate dean and senior associate dean, Pow has been responsible for the development and delivery of distance and non-traditional academic credit programs. The College of Continuing Studies delivers more than 25 degree programs in formats that include online, videotape and videoconference as well as programs taught at off-campus sites and in evening and weekend schedules.
Prior to joining the College of Continuing Studies, Pow served as coordinator of cooperative education and as a conference coordinator at UA. She earned her bachelor’s degree in advertising and her master’s degree in higher education administration, both at UA.
Dr. Carolyn Dahl, dean of the College of Continuing Studies since 2001, retired at the end of August.