Craig Pelton (Jim Rash) is the Dean of Greendale Community College on "Community." Most episodes begin with his various campus announcements and he is constantly attempting to make Greendale seem more like a "real" school. He has a rivalry with City College that spawned a heated race to be the first school to simulate a space launch. He often makes awkward advances toward student Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) and has a dalmatian costume fetish. Along with student Pierce Hawthorne (Chevy Chase), Dean Pelton designed the school's "ethnically neutral" mascot, the Greendale Human Being and he is currently writing a book called "Time Desk" starring his alter ego Dean Dangerous.
"I have always dreamt of playing charades with you Jeffrey, just not like this. And not on dry land."
"Happy last day before winter break. Time to visit our loved ones. Some of you will travel as far as 3 miles!"