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National Advisory Board for the School of Education launched

The first meeting of the School of Education’s National Advisory Board was held on March 14-15.

Under the leadership of Elon Trustee Jim Powell, who serves as chair, members discussed several challenges faced by the School of Education. They heard about how the school is facing some of those challenges and began to offer advice on additional strategies the School may consider. Elon President Leo M. Lambert, Professor Glenda Crawford, Gift Officer Tait Arend and Dean David Cooper each addressed the board. Faculty, staff and students joined the members for either breakfast or lunch conversations. The next meeting of the board will occur in the fall, and members have expressed an eagerness to visit programs operated by faculty and staff, as well as having more opportunities for student engagement.

The members of the National Advisory Board are:

  • Jim Powell, chair
    Elon University Life Trustee, Burlington, N.C. businessman and former school board member
  • Barbara Israel
    Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of Michigan
  • Kebbler Williams '98
    Elon Teaching Fellows alumna, Elon University Trustee, special projects administrator at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
  • David Young
    CEO of VIF (formerly Visiting International Faculty), Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • Donna Oliver '72
    National Teacher of the Year, 1987
  • Alex Quigley
    Principal, Maureen Joy Charter School, former executive director of NC Teach for America, Durham, N.C.
  • Dolores D’Angelo, P '02
    Education and health consultant, Bethesda, Md.
  • Evan Solender P '12 '14
    Middle grades mathematics teacher, Pittsboro, N.C.
  • Kevin Trapani P '07
    President & CEO, The Redwoods Group, Morrisville, N.C.
  • Steve Luparello P '16
    Attorney, Partner WilmerHale, Alexandria, Va.


Keren Rivas,
4/18/2013 4:05 PM