COED Leadership Changes Address Organizational Needs

Released: 7/19/10

The College of Education is pleased to announce a number of changes in its leadership structure. These changes have been put in place with the hope of improving student service and increasing the efficiency of the college overall.

Dr. Karen Evans takes on a new role for the College as our Assessment Coordinator. In this position, she will spearhead assessment system design, maintenance, and revisions, while providing oversight and accountability for all assessment data and coordination tasks, including faculty and staff training and professional development. Dr. Evans will also continue teaching as an Adjunct Associate Professor for the college.

Dr. Joan Whipp will add new duties as the Interim Director of Teacher Education while continuing in the role of Director of EDPL Graduate Studies. In her new role, Dr. Whipp will provide leadership and direction in the development and implementation of all undergraduate and graduate programs in the Educational Policy and Leadership Department. She will provide vision for short and long term planning and ensure alignment among all education programs. Her oversight will extend to personnel working in the Office of Teacher Education.

Last, Dr. Sharon Chubbuck will act as Ad Hoc Accreditation Director. She will be responsible for the development and oversight of 2010 accreditation activities including: overall coordination and report writing, exhibit room creation and facilitation, logistics of the accreditation team visit and follow up with accrediting bodies. Her role will continue through December 31, 2010.

“We’re extremely fortunate in the College to be able to prevail upon three strong professionals to step into these vital roles,” said Dean Bill Henk. “All of these jobs will be challenging, but because of the faculty who have volunteered to help, I have every confidence that our efforts in assessment, accreditation, and undergraduate and graduate Education will be stellar.”

Please join the College in welcoming and thanking Drs. Whipp, Chubbuck, and Evans for taking on these demanding positions.


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