The College of Education and Health Professions awarded nearly a half million dollars in scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students. This money made it possible for over 100 students to reap the myriad and irreplaceable benefits of an undergraduate or graduate education.
The Mike Moses K-16 Leadership Speaker Series
In concert with the Center for K-16 Education Leadership and Policy Research’s focus on exploring the myriad ways educational programs can be understood across multiple sectors of education, the Mike Moses K-16 Leadership Speaker Series brings national and state leaders from across K-16 education to the UT Arlington campus.
In its inaugural year, the K-16 Leadership Speaker Series provided opportunities for students, faculty and the UT Arlington community to learn from four amazing researchers and writers. Dr. Jonathan Cole shared his thoughts about the future of the American research university. Dr. Michael Kirst discussed the significance of “broad access institutions” in meeting the nation’s educational needs. Dr. Dana Dunn, provided leadership insights from her time as provost at UT Arlington. And, Dr. Linda Skrla shared findings from her 20-year study of successful low-income school districts.
The College of Education and Health Professions welcomes the following leaders and scholars to the second annual Mike Moses K-16 Leadership Speaker Series.
Senior Educational Advisor
October 1, 2012 · 5:30 p.m.
University Club, Davis Hall
Mike Moses has been an educator for over thirty years and currently serves as the senior educational advisor for Raise Your Hand Texas and the Center for Reform of School Systems. Dr. Moses served as the general superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District from 2001 until 2004. He has served as the deputy chancellor for Systems Operations at the Texas Tech University System and has served the Commissioner of Education for the state of Texas. Prior to that service, he was the superintendent of schools in three Texas school districts including Lubbock, LaMarque, and Tatum. He also served as a teacher and principal in the Duncanville and Garland Independent School Districts. Dr. Moses holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University and a doctor of ed-ucation degree from Texas A&M University at Commerce.
Professor of Education and Founding Director, Goodlad Institute
November 29, 2012 · 5:30 p.m.
Library Atrium, 6th Floor
Dr. Bellamy's current scholarship addresses leadership and renewal in PK-12 schools, with a particular focus on teacher leadership and the school principalship. As Director of the Goodlad Institute for Educational Renewal, Dr. Bellamy also leads a variety of national efforts to support school-university partnerships that support simultaneous renewal in schools and the education of educators. His experience includes public teaching; university positions as a teacher and principal educator, research center director, dean of educa-tion, and vice chancellor for academic affairs; and govern-ment experience as a member of the U. S. Department of Education's Senior Executive Service, including time as the director of the federal Office of Special Education Programs.
February 4, 2013 · 5:30 p.m.
Mark Milliron is Chancellor of WGU Texas, an innovative nonprofit university established by the state to provide its citizens affordable, accredited, rigorous, and relevant online degree programs in high-demand fields. Prior to taking this position, he served as the Deputy Director for Postsecondary Improvement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, leading efforts to increase student success in the postsecondary education sector. He is an award-winning leader, author, speaker and consultant well known for exploring leadership development, future trends, learning strategies, and the hu-man side of technology change. He has worked with universities, community colleges, K-12 schools, corporations, associations, and government agencies across the country and around the world. He also serves on numerous corporate, nonprofit, and education boards and advisory groups.
Chairman and Founder
March 7, 2013 · 5:30 p.m.
Randy Best began his business career in college and has founded or acquired more than 100 privately or publicly held companies in a broad range of fields including healthcare, defense and aerospace, publishing, agriculture, food, oil and gas, real estate and education. When Mr. Best moved into the second half of his career, he began pursuing solely business initiatives with a social mission that would have an enduring and positive impact on society. This commitment led to his focus on education and the welfare of children. In 2005, Mr. Best turned to higher edcuation and founded Whitney University System, an international higher education company, which owns universities in major across Latin America. Subsequently, in 2007 he founded Academic Partnerships, a higher educatin service company, which assists public universities vastly increase access through technology and give them global reach.