Dean of Faculty at the U.S. Air Force Academy Announces She Will Step Down

Brigadier General Dana Born, dean of the faculty at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, announced her intention to step down at the end of the academic year. She will have served three years of a second five-year term as dean of the faculty.

A 1983 graduate of the USAFA, Dr. Born has been dean of the faculty since 2004. She completed a master’s degree in experimental psychology at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and a master’s degree in research psychology at the University of Melbourne. Following her tours as an exchange officer with the Royal Australian Air Force and assistant professor at the USAFA, she earned a Ph.D. degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Born has been a controversial figure on campus and was accused on showing favoritism for Christian cadets. But Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould had nothing but praise for Dr. Born in a statement announcing her retirement. General Gould said, “General Born’s departure will be a tremendous loss for all the mission partners who work with the faculty, and for the entire Academy. She is undoubtedly one of the most influential and innovative deans in the Academy’s history. General Born’s leadership, enthusiasm and vision have been instrumental in every major strategic initiative undertaken by the Academy during the past decade, and she and her family have served honorably and faithfully for nearly 30 years.”

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