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Dean, College of Education

Dean of the College of Education at EIU

The College of Education Dean will lead a dynamic, engaged CAEP accredited college and a student-centered faculty committed to excellence. The College is comprised of four academic departments (Teaching, Learning and Foundations; Counseling and Higher Education; Educational Leadership; Special Education) and offers degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level that lead to initial and advanced licensure. Additionally, the College is home to the School of Extended Learning and oversees student teaching and licensure activities.

The successful candidate for this position will have:

  • A doctoral degree or equivalent terminal degree with a record of teaching and leadership appropriate for a faculty appointment
  • At least three years prior administrative experience as a chairperson, dean or the equivalent in district/senior leadership roles in K-12 environments
  • Experience with and commitment to program-specific accreditation
  • A commitment to advancing the mission of the college through fundraising and advocacy, expanding external relationships with industry partners and policy makers
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and advancing inclusive excellence


Dr. Lisa Amundson

Dr. Laretta Henderson

Dr. James Sottile