As Interim Dean of the College of Education and Human Services, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to you from all of us at the College. As you look through our website, we hope you’ll get a sense of why we believe the programs in the college are the best in the region. As part of a regional university, with a comprehensive mission, we are closely connected with the schools and organizations within our community. We have always served the local community by preparing the highest quality professionals, including teachers, social workers, athletic trainers, principals, and counselors, to name a few. We are extremely proud of our faculty, staff, and students; their collective efforts have positively impacted the lives of thousands of families throughout our region.
With an overarching commitment to innovation and excellence, we assert that our College prepares ethical and caring professionals who value: academic excellence in the acquisition of professional knowledge and skills; using evidence to inform ongoing program renewal, developing collaborative partnerships with community members—both internal and external to the University; learning about and addressing the varied strengths, interests, and needs of diverse learners; and engaging in creative and reflective thinking and practice. From technologically advanced on-campus learning environments to engaging international study experiences, our college prepares students to meet the needs of the global workplace in the twenty-first century. Enrolling in a program offered by the College of Education and Human Services means you will encounter an exceptional faculty who are committed to teaching, scholarship and service.
I encourage you to explore our site to learn more about the people, programs and activities that make the College of Education and Human Services a unique, creative and professional environment in which to learn and grow. I also encourage you to come visit us on campus and talk to our professors and staff to learn more about our programs.
Carol Ryan, Interim Dean