NCATE Welcome Message
Welcome to Grambling State University’s College of Education! We are catalysts for change: producing knowledgeable, skilled and compassionate educators and other school professionals. In some ways, the Unit is a very different place than it was during the last visit. For example, three people served as dean during the 2009 calendar year alone. I joined the Unit on September 8, 2009.
The leadership change goes beyond the Unit to the University. The role of President changed on October 13, 2009 with the resignation of Dr. Horace Judson and the Provost (Dr. Robert Dixon) filled that role (without appointment) until Dr. Frank G. Pogue was appointed Interim President as of December 15, 2009. On January 31, 2010 the Dr. Dixon resigned as Provost and Dr. Connie Walton assumed the role of Interim Provost (officially) on February 1, 2010. The leadership is admittedly transitional but the Unit and University are stable because organizational memory is strong.
In many ways the unit is still the same as it was during the last visit. We are still producing well-prepared teachers who are masters of content, facilitators of learning, and enhancers and nurturers of affective behaviors. We still have extensive field/clinical experience opportunities for candidates so that they get real-world experience during preparation. We still have a dedicated, productive faculty who model the professoriate’s world of teaching, research and service.
We truly are at the dawn of a new era where institutional transition affords us an opportunity to re-examine and revise operational procedures, policies and practices with the intended outcome of efficacy and efficiency. Again, welcome to the College of Education and Grambling State University, “Where Everybody is Somebody.”
Dean, College of Education
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