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COEHP Speaker Series 2012-2013

Monday, November 26, 2012

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Media Contact: Bridget Lewis

Thomas Bellamy, founding director of the Goodlad Institute for Education Renewal at the University of Washington Bothell, is the next speaker in the UT Arlington College of Education and Health Professions’ Mike Moses K-16 Leadership Speaker Series.

The lecture starts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the UT Arlington Central Library, in the Sixth Floor Atrium, 702 Planetarium Place. It is free and open to the public.

Bellamy leads a number of national efforts to support simultaneous renewal in schools and the education of educators. His experience includes public teaching, university positions as a teacher and principal educator, dean of education and vice chancellor for academic affairs. He also has served as a member of the U.S. Department of Education’s Senior Executive Service, including a time as the director of the federal Office of Special Education Programs.

The third and final guest in the speaker series will be Mark Milliron, chancellor of Western Governors University Texas, a nonprofit, online university designed to expand access to higher education for Texas residents. The Milliron lecture starts at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 at the University Club, Davis Hall, 701 S. Nedderman Drive.

Before joining WGU Texas, Milliron 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. He is well known for exploring leadership development, future trends, learning strategies and the human side of technology change.

“The speaker series supports the notion that good teaching matters most in a student’s life at any level,” said Jeanne Gerlach, dean of the UT Arlington College of Education and Health Professions and associate vice president for K-16 Initiatives. “It also supports the need to help all our constituents understand that it takes all of us working together to make sure all students have access to and success in education.”

The event is named for Mike Moses, a prominent Texas educator, who has served as the general superintendent of the Dallas school district, deputy chancellor for Systems Operations at the Texas Tech University System and commissioner of education for the State of Texas.

He kicked off the current speaker series Oct. 1.

“Mike Moses is one of the most outstanding educators in the state and the nation,” Gerlach said. “We are pleased to honor someone who has significantly impacted teachers, students, public education, business and industry.”

About the College of Education and Health Professions

The College of Education and Health Professions is fully accredited through the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and in 2006 became the first College of Education within the UT System to receive accreditation through the prestigious National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. The college currently offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees through its three academic units: the Departments of Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and Kinesiology. Visit to learn more.

About UT Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive research institution of more than 33,200 students and 2,200 faculty members in the heart of North Texas. The University’s academic offerings include 80 bachelor’s degrees, 71 master’s degrees and 30 doctoral programs in 12 colleges and schools.

U.S. News & World Report ranks UT Arlington as of the nation’s top 10 universities for diversity. UT Arlington also is a national leader in innovative online programs, with about 9,600 student enrolled in at least one online course in fall 2012.

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