H. Dean Propst


H. Dean Propst


Term of Award

Winter 2003

Degree Name

Doctor of Letters

Institution Issuing the Honorary Degree

Armstrong State University

Brief Biography of Degree Recipient

H. Dean Propst (1934-2012) served as Chancellor of the University System of Georgia from 1985 until his retirement in 1991. He served two years in the U.S. Navy before beginning his academic career as an English teacher in Ohio in 1958. Propst also taught in North Carolina and Virginia before taking a position at Armstrong State College in 1969. After ten years with Armstrong State College, he moved on to the University System of Georgia where he served in several Vice Chancellor positions before becoming Chancellor. After over thirty years of service to the higher education system in Georgia, Propst was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by Armstrong State University on December 13, 2003. The H. Dean Probst Faculty Award is given annually to a member of the Armstrong faculty who is recognized by the Student Government Association as an inspirational and dedicated teacher.

H. Dean Propst