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Please join me in congratulating Dr. Nancy Wallace on her appointment as the Dean of the School of Education and Human Services (SEHS).  Her appointment follows a survey of the SEHS faculty about their recommendation about the leadership of the SEHS. The response rate was 92%, and almost 80% of the faculty who cast ballots recommended that Dr. Wallace be appointed the school’s dean.

Dr. Wallace has served numerous roles at Canisius during her 21-year tenure including faculty member – she is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Leadership, Director of Partnerships for the SEHS, Associate Dean of the SEHS (serving separately at the undergraduate and graduate level), and interim Dean of the SEHS.  During her three years as interim Dean, she has navigated the change in accreditors for our teacher education programs, addressed changing requirements and expectations of the New York State Education Department, contributed to the physician assistant program’s provisional accreditation, and helped the Counseling Department improve their data collection in preparation for their self-study.  She is well prepared to support the SEHS programs through successful accreditation processes (three in the next two years) and to contribute to a successful Middle States accreditation process.

Canisius and the SEHS are genuinely fortunate that she is willing to continue to lead the SEHS and to address the needs of our students, colleagues, and programs.  Congratulations and thank you, Dean Wallace.

Submitted by: Sara R Morris, Vice President for Academic Affairs