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Dean finalists coming to campus

Forums scheduled for finalists to lead College of Education and Human Services

Contact: ​Jeff Johnston


​Four finalists for dean of Central Michigan University's College of Education and Human Services will visit campus in the next two weeks.

The following open forums will give the CMU community an opportunity to meet each candidate.

Monday, Dec. 2: Donna Breault

Breault is dean of the Dwight Schar College of Education at Ashland University in Ohio. She earned a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Georgia State University in Atlanta, and master's and bachelor's degrees in early childhood education from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. Her forum is scheduled from 1-1:50 p.m. in room 230 of the EHS Building.

Friday, Dec. 6: Marius Boboc

Boboc is vice provost for academic planning at Cleveland State University in Ohio. He earned a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls; a master's degree in teacher leadership from Roosevelt University in Chicago; and bachelor's degrees in English from Ovidius University in Constanta, Romania, and accounting from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, Romania. His forum is scheduled from 1-1:50 p.m. in EHS 118.

Tuesday, Dec. 10: James Tarr

Tarr is chair and associate director of the department of learning, teaching and curriculum at the University of Missouri in Columbia. He earned a doctorate in mathematics education from Illinois State University in Normal, a master's degree in educational psychology and measurement from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and mathematics teacher licensure and a bachelor's degree in mathematical sciences from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. His forum is scheduled from 1-1:50 p.m. in EHS 118.

Thursday, Dec. 12: Paula Lancaster

Lancaster is co-principal investigator for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Battle Creek Transformation Project, director of teacher education in Grand Valley State University's College of Education, and inaugural chair of GVSU's department of teaching and learning. She earned a doctorate in special education from the University of Kansas, a master's degree in education from Northern Illinois University and a bachelor's degree in special education from Western Illinois University. Her forum is scheduled from 1-1:50 p.m. in EHS 118.

Betty Kirby, recently named dean of the college, has announced plans to retire effective June 30, 2020. 

Jane Davison, acting dean of the College of Science and Engineering, is chair of the 11-member search committee to choose the next dean, assisted by search firm Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates.

Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend all open forums as their schedules allow.


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