The Deans represent the college at higher levels in the University system and keep note of issues of the day
that help for planning of future situations and improvements of the educational mission.
Dean of Faculty and Academic Programs
Colonel Harry L Dorsey,Esq.,J.D.,(Ret.)
Dean Harry L. Dorsey assumed responsibilities as the Dean of Faculty and Academic Programs at the Eisenhower School,
National Defense University in September 2009. Prior to his appointment as Dean of
Faculty, Dean Dorsey served as Professor of Grand Strategy, Professor of Acquisition, Director of the Elective Studies Program,
and Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Programs.
Chief of Staff/Dean of Students
Mr. Frank Pagano, SES
The Chief of Staff/Dean of Students is a key member of the College's senior management
team and liaison to University leadership. S/He provides direction, guidance, and supervision to
approximately 430 faculty, staff, and students. The Chief of Staff/Dean of Students manages daily
operations, facilities maintenance, logistics, and overall program execution. S/He ensures cost
effectiveness and efficiency in the development and execution of organizational plans, policies,
procedures, and a $5.1 million annual budget. In order to maintain currency and requisite levels of
expertise, the Chief of Staff/Dean of Students also teaches, delivers lectures, and participates in seminars, including travel.