Education agency executive director to visit UTPA, discuss educational leadership preparation
Contact: Scott Maier, Senior Editor 381-3639
Posted: 02/22/2001
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Dr. Michelle Young, executive director of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), will lecture on educational leadership preparation Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. at The University of Texas-Pan American Student Union Theater.

Sponsored by the UTPA Educational Leadership Doctoral Program and the Hispanic Border Leadership Institute's Enlace Educativo Speaker Series, Young will discuss "The Future of Educational Leadership Preparation: Building Bridges to the Leadership Discourse." The hour-long event, which includes a question-and-answer session, is free and open to the public.

Dr. Michelle Young

The UCEA is a consortium of 60 major research universities in the United States and Canada. Its dual mission is to improve the preparation of educational leaders and promote the development of professional knowledge in school improvement and administration.

This spring, UTPA was approved as a partner member of the association.

Prior to becoming UCEA executive director, Young was an assistant professor at the University of Iowa in Iowa City and managing editor for The International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. She has received many academic awards and recognitions, including the Commitment to Diversity Award from the University of Iowa College of Education and Who's Who of American Women.

Young obtained a bachelor of arts degree from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, followed by master's and doctoral degrees in education from The University of Texas at Austin.

For more information, contact Dr. Maricela Oliva, director of the UTPA Educational Leadership Doctoral Program, at 956/316-7173.