Educational Leadership Doctoral Program student to attend national seminar
Contact: Scott Maier, Senior Editor 381-3639
Posted: 12/22/2001
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Lisa Hall Irby of Mercedes, a doctoral student in The University of Texas-Pan American Educational Leadership Doctoral Program, has been chosen to participate in the 2002 David L. Clark National Graduate Student Research Seminar in Educational Administration and Policy.

The Clark Seminar, April 5-6 in New Orleans, joins noted researchers with 40 committee-selected educational leadership doctoral students from the United States and Canada. The goal is to create a network of young scholars and encourage talented, bright, junior people to enter school administration and policy research.

Lisa Irby

"Irby's selection as a participant in this seminar speaks highly of her, of the Hispanic Border Leadership Institute and of our recent efforts to establish the doctoral program at a national level," said Dr. Maricela Oliva, UTPA Educational Leadership Doctoral Program director.

The Clark Seminar is jointly sponsored by the University Council for Educational Administration, Division A (Administration) and L (Policy) of the American Educational Research Association, and Corwin Press.

Irby also was awarded a graduate student scholarship to attend the December annual conference of the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in New Orleans. SACS is the accrediting body for higher education institutions awarding associate, baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degrees in the southern United States, including Texas.

Irby, who is assisting in a University of Texas System assessment project, was nominated by the University to receive the competitive scholarship to attend the SACS conference.