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Governance

AACTE is governed by a Board of Directors composed of both elected and appointed members, as stipulated in the Association’s bylaws.

The Board of Directors ranges in size from 18 to 25 members, 14 of whom are selected through national elections. Affiliated groups submit nominations for some seats, while others are at-large positions. Presidents and provosts are appointed, rather than elected, to the Board, and three directors are selected by the Advisory Council of State Representatives. In addition, the president/CEO serves on the Board in an ex-officio capacity.

The Board of Directors determines the policies that guide the program of activities of AACTE. It meets at least twice per year, as mandated in the bylaws, to carry out its many functions in connection with the operation and evaluation of the organization’s national program.


 

Executive Committee Members

Dr. Michael Dantley, Chair
Dean Emeritus, College of Education, Health and Society
Miami University of Ohio
(2024, CADREI)

Dr. Robert Floden, Immediate Past Chair
University Distinguished Professor and Dean Emeritus
Michigan State University
(2023, At-large)

Dr. Monika Williams Shealey, Chair-Elect 
Senior Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Rowan University
(2025, At-large)

Dr. Marvin Lynn, Secretary
Faculty and former Dean, College of Education
Portland State University
(2023, CADREI)

Dr. Marquita Grenot-Scheyer
Professor Emeritus, College of Education
California State University, Long Beach
(2024, President/Provost)

Dr. Kimberly White-Smith
Dean, LaFetra College of Education
University of La Verne
(2023, AILACTE)

Dr. Lynn M. Gangone
President and Chief Executive Officer
AACTE
(Ex-officio)

Affiliate Representatives

Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (AILACTE)
AILACTE provides an effective voice, as well as a communication and information system, for its member institutions at the national, state, and campus level in matters related to teacher education.

Dr. Chandra Foote
Dean, College of Education
Niagara University
(2025)

Council of Academic Deans from Research Education Institutions (CADREI)
CADREI is an assembly of deans of education from research and land grant institutions throughout North America. Its purpose is the preparation of education personnel in all its phases and the discussion and formulation of plans, policies, and programs to make the member institutions of the Council more effective in their work.

Dr. Gladis Kersaint
Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives
University of Connecticut
(2024)

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) represents more than 500 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain, and U.S. school districts. U.S. member institutions represent only 17% of all higher education institutions nationwide, together they are home to two-thirds of all Hispanic college students. HACU is the only national educational association representing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).

Dr. Laura Alamillo
Dean, School of Education
Sonoma State University
(2025)

National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO)
NAFEO is the not-for-profit umbrella organization of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs). NAFEO represents the presidents and chancellors of the diverse black colleges and universities: public, private and land-grant, two-year, four-year, graduate and professional, historically and predominantly black colleges and universities.

Dr. Rhonda Jeter
Dean, College of Education
Bowie State University
(2025)

Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities (TECSCU)
To advance and enhance high quality educator preparation within comprehensive public colleges and universities, TECSCU is a distinct national voice on matters of importance to educator preparation programs at comprehensive public colleges and universities.

Dr. Stacey Edmonson
Dean, College of Education
Sam Houston State University
(2024)

Dr. Marcie Wycoff-Horn
Dean, School of Education, Professional, and Continuing Education
University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
(2025)

At-Large Representatives

Dr. Carole Basile
Dean, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
Arizona State University
(2025)

Dr. John Henning
Dean, School of Education
Monmouth University
(2023)

Dr. Jesse Perez Mendez
Dean, College of Education
Texas Tech University
(2023)

Dr. Loleta Sartin
Associate Dean
Mercer University
(2025)

Other Representatives

Advisory Council of State Representatives

Dr. John Blackwell
Coordinator of Assessment
Virginia State University
(2023)

Dr. Robin Fuxa
Director and Assistant Professor, Professional Practice
Oklahoma State University
(2025)

Dr. Anne Tapp
Professor, College of Education
Saginaw Valley State University
(2024)

University President/Provost Representatives

Dr. Mark Nook
President
University of Northern Iowa
(2025)

Dr. Gayle E. Hutchinson
President
California State University, Chico
(2025)

Staff Contact: Janae Blanscet

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