Message from the Dean

Dear GSOE Community,

I’m sure for many of you these past several weeks have been an incredibly trying period of time. Not only having to address the needs of our students and colleagues, many within our community will be confronting the additional challenges of caring for family, reaching out to home-bound neighbors, and trying to stay in contact with people not residing close by. All of which can create a tremendous amount of uncertainty and fear.

While a well-defined path forward has yet to be determined to answer many of the questions before us, I am confident that the resilience that exists in our communities will get us through this crisis. I am also fully aware that there will be ongoing struggles and loss that will challenge each of us.

To help ease the transition throughout the rest of the semester and into the summer, we have established the following:

  • We are in close communication with the state’s Commission to determine any changes and/or options that may occur as a result of the pandemic.
  • As information is received, department chairs will be working with program directors to communicate any of the program and/or licensure changes.
  • Faculty and staff within the GSOE are available through email and/or Zoom to discuss any specific issues that may arise.

With all of this in mind, I also want you to know that I am here and available to help in whatever capacity I am able. Supporting our students will always remain our primary focus. Together, I am confident that we can arrive at solutions that will provide some relief as we forge ahead in the coming months.

Wishing you all the best,

imageMike Hillis
Graduate School of Education