Interim Provost Kelli Klebe appointed a 13-member committee to assist in the search for a new dean of the College of Education. Valerie Martin Conley, the current dean, will be leaving UCCS after the spring semester to be a provost at Idaho State University.
The committee is charged with reviewing candidates and recommending finalists. The committee will be aided by the search firm Parker Executive Search.
The dean of the College of Education is the chief academic and administrative officer for the college and reports to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs/Provost. If you would like to share your thoughts on characteristics, opportunities and challenges for the next dean, you can do so here. If you would like to make a nomination for the dean position, please do so here.
Candidates will be recruited over the next few months, with hopes of bringing finalist candidates to campus in late April.
The committee members are:
- Kevin Laudner (Chair), Dean of the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences
- Deborah Glynn, Executive Assistant to the Dean, College of Education
- Sandy Ho, Assistant Dean and Director of Student Affairs, College of Education
- April Keller, Finance and Administration Manager, College of Education
- Lori Notestine, Instructor and Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Coordinator, Counseling and Human Services
- Robert Mitchell, Assistant Professor, Department of Leadership, Research, and Foundations
- Diane Stutey, Department Chair and Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling and Human Services
- Christi Kasa, Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning
- Sylvia Mendez, Department Chair and Professor, Department of Leadership, Research, and Foundations
- Patrick McGuire, Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning
- Michael Thomas, Superintendent Colorado Springs D11
- Kyle Cooper, Superintendent, Hanover School District
- Kyle Gruenhagen, HR support staff