BOONE, N.C. — Dr. Terry McClannon ’92 ’97 ’02 ’06, professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Leadership and Educational Studies (LES), has been named associate dean for student affairs and program services in the university’s Reich College of Education (RCOE). His appointment began in July.
His primary responsibilities in this new role include the following:
- Overseeing all aspects of undergraduate and graduate student affairs in the college.
- Coordinating with the James Center for Student Success and Advising on all activities related to recruitment and retention efforts, as well as all student support and success efforts.
- Managing all aspects of the selection process for college scholarship recipients.
- Providing administrative oversight in review of curriculum proposals, curriculum changes and new program development.
- Developing and implementing a college strategic plan.
- Serving as the university educator licensure officer.
- Monitoring and providing administrative oversight/management for office and classroom space and overall building maintenance.
McClannon, who has served as chair of the LES department since 2014, has been a member of the Appalachian Community since 1992.
Prior to joining the LES faculty in 2008, he served as director of technology facilities for the RCOE. His current research scholarship includes the exploration of community and presence in online learning environments.
McClannon is a quadruple graduate of Appalachian, holding an Ed.D. in educational leadership, an Ed.S. in higher education administration, an M.A. in educational media (instructional technology) and a B.S. in technology-electronics with a minor in computer science.
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About the Department of Leadership and Educational Studies
The Department of Leadership and Educational Studies at Appalachian State University prepares traditional and nontraditional students to assume educational leadership roles in community colleges, universities, public schools, public libraries and related educational settings through active scholarship, reflection, professional discourse and interdisciplinary programs of study based on the integration of theory and practice. The department offer four graduate certificates, as well as four master’s programs, and educational specialist programs in higher education and administration. Learn more at https://les.appstate.edu/about.
About the Reich College of Education
Appalachian offers one of the largest undergraduate teacher preparation programs in North Carolina, graduating about 500 teachers a year. The Reich College of Education enrolls approximately 2,400 students in its bachelor's, master's, education specialist and doctoral degree programs. With so many teacher education graduates working in the state, there is at least one RCOE graduate teaching in every county in North Carolina. Learn more at https://rcoe.appstate.edu.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier, public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.