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New Volunteer Leaders Prepare to Guide AACTE

Robert Floden passes the gave to Michael DantleyThe recently concluded 74th Annual Meeting in New Orleans marked a transition in leadership for AACTE’s Board of Directors. Michael Dantley, dean emeritus of the College of Education, Health and Society at Miami University of Ohio is the new chair of the Board of Directors. He is joined on the AACTE Executive Committee by the following:

Robert Floden, Immediate Past Chair
University Distinguished Professor and Dean Emeritus
Michigan State University 

Monika Williams Shealey, Chair-Elect 
Senior Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Rowan University 

Marvin Lynn, Secretary
Professor and former Dean, College of Education
Portland State University 

Kimberly White-Smith
Dean, LaFetra College of Education
University of La Verne

Marquita Grenot-Scheyer
Professor Emeritus, College of Education
California State University, Long Beach
Formerly Assistant Vice Chancellor, Educator Preparation and Public School Programs
California State University, Office of the Chancellor

Lynn M. Gangone
President and CEO, AACTE (ex-officio)


AACTE Welcomes New Board Members

In 2022, the AACTE Board of Directors will lead the organization as it prepares for its 75th anniversary and continues to respond to historic challenges confronting educator preparation, including the pandemic, attacks on academic freedom, and reduced enrollment. AACTE is fortunate to benefit from the talents, insights, and commitment of its volunteer leadership.

AACTE welcomes the new members who were elected to the Board of Directors, effective this month:

Laura Alamillo
Dean, School of Education
Sonoma State University

Carole Basile
Dean, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
Arizona State University

Chandra Foote
Dean, College of Education
Niagara University

Robin Fuxa
Director and Assistant Professor, Professional Practice
Oklahoma State University

Gayle Hutchinson
California State University, Chico

Rhonda Jeter
Dean, College of Education
Bowie State University

Mark Nook
University of Northern Iowa

Loleta Sartin
Associate Dean, Tift College of Education
Mercer University

Marcie Wycoff-Horn
Dean, School of Education, Professional, and Continuing Education
University of Wisconsin – La Crosse


AACTE Thanks Outgoing Volunteer Leaders

Two outstanding leaders concluded their service on the Executive Committee at the Annual Meeting. Patty Alvarez-McHatton, vice president of strategy at Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity and faculty at Arizona State University, was an at-large member of the Executive Committee. Ann Larson, professor and former dean at the University of Louisville, has had an exceptional tenure on the Board of Directors, having served as secretary and chair of the Board and as chair of the Advisory Council of State Representatives (ACSR). 

The following leaders concluded their terms on the Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting.  AACTE thanks them for their dedication and service to the Association.

Jennie Carr
Associate Professor of Education
Bridgewater College

Kathleen DaBoll-Lavoie
Dean, School of Education
Nazareth College

Jacob Easley II
Dean, Graduate School of Education
Touro University

Carine Feyten
Texas Woman’s University

Gaëtane Jean-Marie
Dean and Professor, College of Education
Rowan University

Stephanie Knight
Leon Simmons Dean of the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development
Southern Methodist University

Laurie Mullen
Dean, College of Education
Towson University

Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson
President, Clarion University
Interim President, California University of Pennsylvania and Edinboro University

Kent Smith, Jr.
Langston University



Jacqueline E. King, Ph.D.

AACTE Consultant