Dean, College of Education

Southern Connecticut State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, College of Education.


For more than 125 years, the College of Education (COE) has produced more teachers, principals, and school administrators than any comparable institution in Connecticut. Its alumni have earned many accolades, notably the 2016 National Teacher of the Year – Jahana Hayes ’05; and the 2023-2023 Milken Educator Award - Alyssa Basso, ’08, M.S. ’13 (one of just five teachers recognized nationwide). Statewide honors from the Connecticut Association of Schools and the Connecticut PTA in 2023/24 have included principals, assistant principals, teachers, and a social worker – from elementary schools through high school.


Today, the COE offers degree and certificate programs in a variety of areas: curriculum & learning, teacher preparation, counseling & supervision, special education, information & library sciences, educational leadership, and policy. The exciting opportunity facing the next Dean is to lead the COE to achieve even greater success, building on the foundation of accomplishments and rich history.


A partially residential university, Southern currently enrolls approximately 10,000 students, 8,122 of whom are full- and part-time undergraduates and 1,928 of whom are full- and part-time graduate students.


A complete position profile may be found at: AGB Search


Applications, Nominations and Expressions of Interest:

To apply for the Dean, College of Education position, candidates are requested to submit the following:

  • a resume or curriculum vitae;
  • a letter of interest that addresses the leadership opportunities in the profile; and
  • contact information for five references (to be contacted with candidate’s permission at a later date).


Application materials and nominations (MS Word or PDF) should be sent electronically to: by April 17th, 2024 for best consideration. The search will remain open until an appointment is made.


Nominations and expressions of interest in the Dean, College of Education position are encouraged. Please direct them to or to the AGB search consultants listed below:


Kim Bobby, Ed.D., Principal, AGB Search,

(253) 861-7738


Wayne Wormley, Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search,

(215) 432-7913