Welcome to our new leaders
(left to right) Bahira Trask, Carol Vukelich and Laura Glass assuming new CEHD leadership roles.
(Jackie Wilson pictured below)
Over the years, UD’s College of Education and Human Development has undergone a number of reorganizations. This fall, we are excited to recognize our five-year anniversary given our current configuration. Despite our many adjustments, we have kept to our mission: preparing leaders in education and human services, advancing knowledge and developing solutions through research, and serving the citizens of Delaware and the world.
To help us accomplish these goals, we are pleased to announce several leadership changes.
Bahira S. Trask has been appointed chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. Dr. Trask has served as associate chair, graduate coordinator and professor in HDFS. She is internationally recognized for her research on the changing roles of women and will be a strong leader for the department.
As of July 1, Lynn Okagaki, CEHD dean, will begin her term as UD interim deputy provost for academic affairs. She will be responsible for a number of university programs, including academic enrichment, honors, the academic program reviews, undergraduate research and service learning.
Carol Vukelich, deputy dean for CEHD, will serve as interim dean of the college. Dr. Vukelich has been a professor in the School of Education for many years and served as the director of the Delaware Center for Teacher Education (DCTE). She will continue to move the College forward as we work to solve the problems that face our schools and the challenges encountered by children, youth and families, locally and globally.
Laura S. Glass, associate director School of Education, will become interim director of DCTE. DCTE coordinates our students’ field experiences and provides support services for students and faculty in professional education programs. The center also runs the Alternative Routes to Certification program and the Educational Resource Center, providing materials for education students and alumni.
Jacquelyn O. Wilson will oversee two recently combined professional development centers, serving as director for the Delaware Academy for School Leadership (DASL) and the Professional Development Center for Educators (PDCE).
These women are all extremely qualified individuals and will help advance our College as we strive to address the most challenging social and educations issues of our time.