Dean Dan Nadenicek receives Outstanding Administrator Award

Athens, Ga. – The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture recently honored Daniel J. Nadenicek, dean of the UGA College of Environment and Design, with the CELA Outstanding Administrator Award at their 2009 conference.

The annual award distinguishes achievements and excellence in academic administration as supported by evidence of efforts to improve the education and experience of landscape architectural students. Academic growth, productivity of program faculty, and positive recognition of the academic unit by outside institutions are among the qualities CELA uses to measure success.

The College of Environment and Design recently received national recognition for its landscape architecture undergraduate and graduate programs, with Design Intelligence ranking them No. 1 and No. 2 in the nation, respectively. The college’s landscape architecture faculty also were honored by CELA, who accepted a record-setting number of peer-reviewed articles for presentation at the conference in Tucson.

CELA comprises virtually all landscape architecture programs across the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Its charge is to monitor the content and quality of professional education in landscape architecture, and to publish the highest quality research conducted in the profession through its refereed publications and conferences.