Former Dean Returns to Lead School of Education

Carol Bartell

Former Dean of the School of Education Carol A. Bartell is returning to CLU for two years to replace Terence R. Cannings who retired on May 31.

A Moorpark resident, Bartell will lead the School of Education through a joint re-accreditation visit by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). A national search for a permanent dean will be conducted following the accreditation process.

CLU received NCATE accreditation in 2004, making it one of only five independent universities in California to achieve this distinction.

Cannings, who is marking the close of a 46-year career in education, served as Dean of the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Azusa Pacific University for three years and as Associate Dean of Education at Pepperdine University for nine years prior to coming to CLU.

A former professor at the University of Iowa and University of the Pacific, Bartell served as dean at CLU from 1995 to 2003. A graduate of Concordia University in River Forest, Ill., she received her master’s in early childhood development from the University of Michigan and her doctorate in educational administration from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg.

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