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May 3, 2017
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Dean McLendon Takes on Added Role as Hale Endowed Professor [05/03/2017]

Michael K. McLendon, Ph.D., dean of Baylor University’s School of Education, has been named The Fred and Edith Hale Endowed Professor in Educational Leadership and Policy and interim director of the Hale Center for Educational Leadership. McLendon will continue his duties as dean, said L. Gregory Jones, Ph.D., executive vice president and provost of Baylor University.

“Our Pro Futuris vision calls us to an intentional focus on leadership development, and these existing center and professorship assets, along with Dean McLendon’s national prominence as a scholar and an advisor to states and foundations on leadership and policy in both K-12 and higher education settings, will provide a new pathway for the University to achieve its vision in leadership initiatives,” Jones said.

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School of Education leader will continue duties as dean, reestablish Hale Center for “national visibility and regional impact.”


 

November 4, 2015
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Higher Education Researchers Present at ASHE Conference [11/04/2015]

McLendon-200The latest research on key higher education issues is being presented this week by researchers from Baylor School of Education at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), being held Nov. 4-8 in Denver.

Baylor School of Education Dean, Dr. Michael McLendon, two faculty members from the Department of Educational Administration, and two doctoral students from the department are part of the conference.

McLendon, also professor of higher education in the School of Education, is chairing the annual Graduate Student Policy Seminar, which familiarizes top PhD students from around the country with the work of senior scholars in the field of higher education. Baylor doctoral student in the Department of Educational Administration Cara Cliburn Allen was selected to be part of this year’s seminar. Continue Reading →

July 1, 2015
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School of Education Welcomes Dr. Michael McLendon as Dean [07/01/2015]

McLendon-Web-200wDr. Michael McLendon joined the School of Education as dean on July 1, 2015. A Baylor political science graduate, McLendon has frequently been named as one of the nation’s leading university-based academics whose research contributes most substantially to public debates around education in the United States. He most recently held academic leadership posts at Southern Methodist University’s Simmons School of Education and Human Development and Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development.

Learn more about the new dean by reading McLendon’s biographical brief here: Dr. Michael McLendon

And click here to read the Dean’s Welcome.

March 19, 2015
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Baylor Names New Dean for School of Education [3/19/2015]

McLendon-1-BlogFollowing a nine-month national search, Baylor University Provost and Executive Vice President David E. Garland, Ph.D., has announced the appointment of Michael K. McLendon, Ph.D., as dean of Baylor’s School of Education.

Dr. McLendon currently holds the Harold and Annette Simmons Centennial Chair in Higher Education Policy and Leadership at Southern Methodist University (SMU), where he serves as a full professor and the associate dean of SMU’s Simmons School of Education and Human Development. He also holds appointment as a Fellow both with SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies and the University of Georgia’s Institute of Higher Education.

Dr. McLendon will begin his service as dean on July 1, succeeding Jon Engelhardt, Ph.D., who is retiring after eight years leading the School of Education.

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