James “Jay” McLoughlin has announced that academic year 2009-2010 will be his 15th and final year as Dean of the College of Education and Human Services. Dean McLoughlin has served in this role since 1995 with the exception of a year and a half when he served as the University’s Interim Provost.
When he retires in June 2010, the College’s new building - its first “home of its own” in 40 years - will be complete and occupied, the College’s seven-year cycle NCATE accreditation will be completed, and recent strategies will be in place to stabilize enrollment in the College.
CSU Provost Mary Jane Saunders said, “We are all very proud of Jay’s efforts and the progress that the College has made under his tenure as Dean. His dedication to the University and his leadership of the College have been tremendous, and we will miss him very much. Replacing Jay will be a difficult task.”
Under Dean McLoughlin’s leadership, a number of significant changes have taken place in the College of Education and Human Services. They include:
- Collaboration within and outside the University has been a key strategy for developing academic programs, research and extramural funding, and service to the community. In partnership with schools, hospitals, and other agencies, the College developed an impressive set of innovative programs, hired an excellent faculty, recruited capable students, and attracted considerable extramural funding.
- The College developed a reputation for customizing degree and licensure programs to current needs in schools, hospitals, and agencies. Among the results were the creation of innovative programs in teacher preparation (high school education, special education, mathematics and science education, TESOL and bi-lingual education, educational leadership, and others) and nursing education (the first Ohio Accelerated Program).
- The College is the only nationally ranked College in Ohio for providing graduate education to African Americans, and has also been also recognized for producing mathematics and science teachers.
- The College and its partners has increasingly attracted funding from federal, state and foundation sources. In 1996 the College had five grant awards amounting to $73,000; over the last five years it has averaged 32 awards amounting to over $11 million dollars.
- The College’s students have increased in quality as well as quantity. Accordingly, they are passing national board examinations at record high levels.
- By embracing technology and globalization, the College has transformed in a short time to a leader in the large number of programs and courses delivered on-line at CSU. And the College has a culturally diverse faculty and student bodies. Fifteen faculty are foreign born, and the College has been awarded the prestigious designation as a Confucius Institute.
Details about replacing Dean McLoughlin will be forthcoming at a later date.
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