|CLASS Dean Barbara Way will serve as interim dean of the College of Education & Integrative Studies beginning June 19.|
Barbara Way, dean of the College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences (CLASS), will assume additional responsibilities as interim dean of the College of Education & Integrative Studies (CEIS) until a national search for the permanent position is complete. Her appointment begins June 19.
“I look forward to working with the CEIS community during the next two years,” says Way. “The campus is committed to having the best education possible for our future teachers and I will enjoy being part of the commitment.”
The interim dean position will be vacated June 19 when Carol A. Bartell assumes a position at Cal State Northridge. Bartell served as interim dean since October 2005.
“Dr. Way has agreed to serve a two-year term, and her previous experience as the interim dean of CEIS in 2003 will prove invaluable during this period,” says Tomas Morales, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.
A search for the dean position will begin fall 2007 for a summer 2008 appointment.
Way has served as an administrative leader and educator in higher education for more than 18 years, working the last 10 years as CLASS dean. As dean, she has recently spearheaded initiatives promoting international educational experiences, multicultural education and community involvement. She was the founding co-chair of the All University Committee on Teacher Education in January 2003 and has continued in a leadership role since then. Way previously served as Cal Poly Pomona's associate dean of CLASS, and chair and professor of Political Science.
She earned a doctorate in political science from UC Riverside. Her fields of study include American and state politics, public policy, gender and politics, and public administration with a major emphasis on energy conservation policy.