MU interim Provost Lori Franz appointed a search committee Friday to find a replacement for the retiring dean of MU’s College of Education.
The dean, Richard Andrews, will retire in May. He has led the college since 1993.
“We are presently issuing a broad call for applicants and being aggressive in advertising the position to a very diverse range of qualified applicants,” Puncky Heppner, chairman of the search committee, said Friday in a written statement to news media. Heppner is a professor of educational, school and counseling psychology, a department in the College of Education.
The candidate, to be selected from a national pool, should be a proven administrator, partnership builder and advocate for diversity issues, Heppner said in the release.
The search committee includes Sandra Abell, professor of learning, teaching and curriculum; John Budd, professor and associate director of the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies; Phyllis Chase, superintendent of Columbia Public Schools; Michelle Garofalo, undergraduate student in elementary education; Tim Hogan, past president of the College of Education Alumni Board of Directors; Tim Lewis, professor of special education; Cathy Maupin, manager of the College of Education’s business and fiscal operations; Pablo Mendoza, assistant director of student life; Betty Preston, former member of the state Board of Education; Robert Reys, professor of learning, teaching and curriculum; Patty Schumacher, chairwoman of the partnership board; Richard Schwartz, dean of the College of Arts and Science; Jay Scribner, associate professor of educational leadership and policy analysis; and Juanita Simmons, assistant professor of educational leadership and policy analysis.