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January 21, 2012

OU regents expected to name new education dean

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents is expected to name Gregg A. Garn as the new Dean of the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at its meeting Tuesday.

Garn has served as interim dean of the college since July 1, and has also been named the head of the Division of Teacher Education and the director of the Education Profession Division.

“I couldn’t be more excited,” Garn said, of becoming the new dean. “We have a wonderful staff and I’m most excited about working with them.”

Garn has been a member of the college’s faculty since 1998 and was named the faculty program coordinator for the department’s degrees in educational administration, curriculum and supervision in 2004.

In 2007 he was named associate dean for professional studies and in 2009, associate dean for school and community partnerships.

“Nothing is more important than the training of those who will teach and mentor the next generation,” OU President David Boren said in a prepared statement. “Gregg Garn will provide outstanding leadership to the Rainbolt College of Education. He already enjoys a national reputation as an innovative leader in the field of education.”

As new dean, Garn said his goals will focus mainly on generating impact in both local schools and national conversation on improving education.

Garn is an active member of several national organizations including the Politics of Education Association, the University Council for Educational Administration, and the American Educational Research Association.

Garn’s research focuses on school choice, policy development and implementation, and the politics of education, and he currently serves as the director of the K20 Center for Educational and Community Renewal, a university-wide research and development center focused on teaching and learning innovations for K-12 schools.

Caitlin Schudalla

366-3541 cschudalla@ normantranscript.com

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