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August 28, 2013

Dr. Andrea Thau Elected Secretary-Treasurer of the AOA

Dr. Andrea Thau, associate clinical professor at the College, was elected secretary-treasurer of the American Optometric Association (AOA) at its 116th Annual AOA Congress and 43rd Annual AOSA (American Optometric Student Association) Conference: Optometry's Meeting® in San Diego, California this past June. 

First elected to the AOA Board of Trustees in 2007, Dr. Thau was re-elected at Optometry's Meeting® in June 2010.  She will not only have responsibilities as secretary-treasurer, but will also serve as chair of the AOA Constitution and Bylaws and Finance Committees and be a member of the AOA Executive and Investment Committees.  In addition, Dr. Thau also will serve as board liaison to Optometry Cares® - The AOA Foudation and to the affiliate associations in Connecticut, Delaware, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University.

Prior to her election to the Board, Dr. Thau served as president of the New York State Optometric Association -- the first female president in the history of the association.  She is also past-president, and the first woman to serve as president of the New York Academy of Optometry where she also served as membership chair for 18 years.

Dr. Thau is an alumna of SUNY Optometry and has been a member of the faculty since graduation.