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May 1, 2013

Asbury official named EKU education dean

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MADISON COUNTY — Dr. Verna Lowe has been named dean of Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Education.

Lowe is currently dean of graduate and professional studies as well as assistant to the president for institutional effectiveness and strategic planning at Asbury University in Wilmore.

She began as an instructor at Asbury in 1982 and advanced through the ranks to professor, eventually serving as a department chair and then dean of the School of Education.

She served as chair of Asbury’s education unit from 1992 to 2009, when the position became a dean position. In 2012, she began serving in her current job.

The EKU search committee, headed by Dr. John Wade, dean of College of Arts and Sciences, cited Lowe’s strong familiarity and visibility with state and national accreditation boards and trends occurring within those boards, her clear vision of state and national trends, her proven leadership skills, her experience in growing online programs, and her consulting experience.

Lowe earned her bachelor’s degree in special education and elementary education in 1974 from Southern Wesleyan University (Central Wesleyan College) in South Carolina, her master’s degree in school psychology in 1980 and her doctoral degree in special education personnel in 1992, both from the University of Kentucky.

Lowe succeeds Dr. Bill Phillips, dean since 2006, who will remain at EKU to teach in the College’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and direct the Center for Educational Research in Appalachia.

“We thank Dr. Phillips for his service as dean,” EKU Provost Dr. Janna Vice said. “Under his leadership, we launched EKU’s inaugural doctoral program, introduced the MAEd with Teacher Leader Endorsement Preparation, and began offering the Education master’s program online.”

 

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