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Chance Named to American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Board of Directors

eagle headLucindia Chance, Ed.D., Dean of the College of Education at Georgia Southern University, has been named to the distinguished Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). Chance is one of five new members appointed to the Board and the only representative from Georgia. Her term will begin March 1, 2009 and conclude February 29, 2012.

Chance assumed the role of dean of the College of Education at Georgia Southern in 2001, having previously served as dean of education at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. Prior to her work in Louisiana, she served for 10 years at the University of Memphis. Chance also spent 10 years as a classroom teacher and eight years as principal in Milan, Tenn. She presently serves on theU Board of the National Network for Educational Renewal and as treasurer of the Georgia Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Chance earned a Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Memphis State University. She also earned a Master of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Tennessee, Martin, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Lambuth College.

Other members of the AACTE board include leadership from Stanford University, Columbia University, University of Kansas and Oklahoma State university to name a few.

The AACTE is a national alliance of educator preparation programs dedicated to the highest quality professional development of teachers and school leaders in order to enhance pre-kindergarten through twelfth-grade student learning. The 800 institutions holding AACTE membership represent public and private colleges and universities in every state, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Guam. AACTE’s reach and influence fuel its mission of serving learners by providing all school personnel with superior training and continuing education.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers 116 degree programs serving nearly 18,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. The University, one of Georgia’s largest, is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars and is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit: www.georgiasouthern.edu.

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