Hall of Fame Member Biographies

M. Dewayne Andrews

A native of Oklahoma and a graduate from Northwest Classen High School, M. Dewayne Andrews has achieved national recognition for his service as Executive Dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.  He graduated from Baylor University in 1966 and then earned his M.D. from the OU College of Medicine in 1970.  In the course of his career, Dewayne Andrews has served at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Center for Disease Control in the U.S. Public Health Service, and the Regional Medical Center at the University of Tennessee, but by far most of his professional career has been centered at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and Health Sciences Center. There he entered administration and by 2002 became the Executive Dean of the College of Medicine.  At a time when the norm for deans of medical schools lasts 4-5 years, Dewayne Andrews has now served 11 years.  Over this extended period, he has become immensely popular among students, staff, and faculty; and the College has earned prominence in publication, research, and education.  Besides his contributions to the OU College of Medicine, he has served on numerous national committees of the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, and the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, often being the chair of various committees.  He has earned numerous honors for his teaching, and the OU Regents recognized his contributions by naming him a David Ross Boyd Professor in 1994 and the Regents Award for Superior Accomplishment in Professional and University Service in 1999.  The Oklahoma Higher Education Society is proud to recognize the achievements of M. Dewayne Andrews by inducting him this year into the Higher Education Hall of Fame.