Dr. Kofi Lomotey, Bardo Distinguished Professor of Education Leadership, was named one of the University Council for Education Administration (UCEA) 2018 Hidden Figures at the 32nd Annual ECUA Convention in Houston, Tx. The Hidden Figures Award honors “scholars and trailblazers who have broken barriers and opened doors so that today’s generation can stand tall with dignity and integrity. They provide wisdom, guiding strength, and love and serve with joy, enthusiasm, and excellence expecting nothing in return. They have made significant contributions to the field and will continue to advance educational leadership and policy.”
Rebecca Ensley and Chris English represented the Educational Leadership Program and WCU graduate students by attending N.C. Graduate Education Day on Wednesday, May 30th at the N.C. General Assembly. They met with NC policymakers including, Sen. Jim Davis and Representatives Cody Henson, Mike Clampitt, Brian Turner, and Kevin Corbin. Gov. Roy Cooper declared the entire week as “Graduate Education Week” in North Carolina.
Dr. Brandi Hinnant-Crawford, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, and Dr. Windy Gordon, Assistant Professor of Psychology, were recognized as a finalists for the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. The award encourages, recognizes, and rewards superior teaching and meritorious performance at WCU. The recipient will be announced at the annual Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards on April 27th.
Brandi Hinnant-Crawford, faculty member in the Department of Human Services, has co-authored a chapter in Living the Legacy of American American Education: A Model for School and University Engagement. The chapter, “Focus on Problem Solving and Deliverables” is co-authored with Miyoshi Juergensen and gives concrete examples on mutually beneficial delivery models. For more information see: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781475808193/Living-the-Legacy-of-African-American-Education-A-Model-for-University-and-School-Engagement.
Dr. Robert Crow, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership published the article: Crow, R., Cruz, L., Ellern, J., Ford, G., Moss, H., & White, B. (2017). Boyer in the middle: Second generation challenges to emerging scholarship. Journal of Innovative Higher Education. Read the entire article here: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10755-017-9409-8
Dr. Laura B. Leatherwood, currently the Vice President of Student Services with Haywood Community College in Clyde, NC has been selected to be the fourth president of Blue Ridge Community College. Leatherwood graduated from WCU with a M.A. in Human Resources and an Ed.D in Educational Leadership. Read the full story here: http://www.blueridge.edu/news/dr-laura-b-leatherwood-named-fourth-president-blue-ridge-community-college