announces four finalists for Academic Services
ASU has announced four finalists for the
position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Services.
The finalists include Dr. Roger
Abernathy, formerly dean of the Division of Mathematics and
Sciences at Orange Coast College; Dr.
Felix Edoho, director and professor of the Institute for
Entrepreneurship and Business Development at Lincoln University;
Dr. Michael Prewitt,
associate vice provost, University of Missouri-Columbia; and
Dr. Donna Wood, associate vice
president, Global Business Development Center at Northwest Arkansas
Community College. The candidates have been invited to campus for
one-day interviews scheduled for Thursday, April 2, Friday, April 3,
Monday, April 6, and Thursday, April 9. Dr. Glen Jones, chair
of the search committee, indicated he was pleased with the overall
quality of the applicant pool and believes the four finalists
possess an array of skills that would allow them to contribute
significantly to the continuing success of Arkansas State
University. The associate vice chancellor for Academic Services
serves as the initial academic point-person for all accreditation
matters involving the university, colleges, and academic programs.
Further, the position serves as a resource for academic deans and
department chairs on a wide array of issues and topics in addition
to serving the institutional liaison to the Higher Learning
Commission. To view the candidates' CVs, click on their names above.
Dr. Hall appointed to
Dr. John D. Hall, Psychology and Counseling, has recently
been appointed to the
Board of Program Reviewers for the National Council for
Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). He has served for years
as a program reviewer for the National Association of School
Psychologists (NASP). NASP is a Specialized Professional Association
(SPA) for NCATE. The School Psychology track of the Educational
Specialist (Ed.S.) Degree Program in Psychology and Counseling at
ASU-Jonesboro recently received conditional approval from NASP. Dr.
Hall is a licensed psychologist (LP), a licensed school psychology
specialist (LSPS), and a nationally certified school psychologist (NCSP).
Social Work program sponsors 'Lunch and Learn'
The ASU Social Work Department Title IV-E Academic
Partnership in Public Child Welfare recently sponsored the Spring
Lunch and Learn in the ASU Student Union. Community providers,
faculty members, and students joined together for an informal panel
luncheon entitled, “Who’s Who And What Do They Do?--Providing
Services to Hungry Children." This bi-annual event is sponsored by
the Title IV-E Academic Partnership for Public Child Welfare
Interdisciplinary Committee. The Interdisciplinary committee is
Dr. Richard Freer, Social Work; Dr. David Saarnio,
Psychology and Counseling; Dr. Joanna Grymes, Teacher
Education; Dr. Larry Salinger, Sociology, Criminology and
Geography; and Karen Fullen, LCSW, program director for the
Title IV-E Academic Partnership. The community provider panel
included representatives from two Northeast Arkansas school backpack
programs, the Division of Children and Family Services, and the
Northeast Arkansas Food Bank. Students were informed about the scope
of the hunger problem in the region, about current services that
attempt to tackle the issue, and about the collaborative nature
among agencies attempting to improve the well-being of children who
face every day with no assurance of the next meal.
Inside ASU will
not publish Friday edition March 27
Inside ASU will observe a truncated spring break by
suspending its Friday, March 27 edition. Look for
special editions of Inside ASU next week.
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