College of Education Annual Report 2012-13
MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
As I look back on my past year as dean, what stands out is the passion and generosity that people express about the College of Education. The message I hear so often from faculty, staff, and students is “What can I do to help the college?” This is a message that permeates the halls of Lindquist Center and certainly has my gratitude and respect.
We have done several things this past year that at are at once visible and profound. We rolled out our new brand with our tagline of “Leaders. Scholars. Innovators.” These three vibrant words do capture the soul of this college. We have also enlivened the halls of Lindquist Center with posters of faculty, staff, students, and alumni highlighting achievements. Eighteen new digital kiosks throughout the Lindquist Center now provide opportunities for highlighting people, events, and connecting everyone in the building. And we have artwork being placed in the hallways of Lindquist so that at every turn there is a message of education. As I said, while all of these new features have a visibility to them, they are a much more subtle and substantive message of the essence and work that characterizes the excellence of the College of Education.
Since I have mentioned the Lindquist Center, let me also inform you that this is the
40th anniversary of the Lindquist Center which houses the College of Education. Built
in 1973 and named in honor of E.F. Lindquist, the building is a legacy to the genius of
this man who personifies our tagline.
At the end of the day, the true “brick and mortar” of any building is the people. The
college’s international recognition is due to the excellent faculty and staff who make
incredible contributions through their research, teaching and service. It is also due to
the outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who take their diplomas and
degrees and make their impact in their professions and in their communities. And this
recognition is due to alumni and donors as well who care about this college and support
us with tremendous passion and generosity.
As you review this publication, you will be introduced to some remarkable people
and see many accomplishments of this past year. It is my honor to present this annual
report and to say thank you.
Nicholas Colangelo, Ph.D.
Myron and Jacqueline Blank Professor of Gifted Education