COEHD Dean Search Announcement

October 12, 2020
Academic Strategic Communications
COEHD Dean Search Announcement

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Kimberly Andrews Espy today announced the launch of a national search for the permanent dean of the College of Education and Human Development.

College of Sciences Dean David Silva will chair the search advisory committee; Norma Guerra, COEHD associate dean and associate vice provost for faculty diversity and inclusion, will serve as co-chair. National search consultant Alberto Pimentel of Storbeck/Pimentel will assist the committee. Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates is known for its success of placing accomplished leaders from diverse backgrounds and has led nearly 400 senior executive searches on behalf of clients in higher education and nonprofit institutions across the Unites States.

The search advisory committee will convene its first meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

“We are looking for a proven leader to continue advancing COEHD as an integral part of the educational landscape in San Antonio and Texas, and one who embraces the college’s opportunity to be a national exemplar in advancing effective preparation of educator and other professionals to meet the needs of diverse families and inclusive communities across Texas,” said Espy. “I am grateful to our advisory committee and consultant for their efforts to recruit and bring on board our next dean.”

The COEHD dean position is expected to be filled in spring 2021. Nominations can be submitted to Storbeck/Pimentel.

The UTSA College of Education and Human Development is one of the leading providers of educators in the San Antonio area and has one of the largest teacher certification programs in the state. The college consists of six departments: Bicultural-Bilingual Studies; Counseling; Educational Leadership and Policy Studies; Educational Psychology; Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching; and Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  It also is the administrative home for the Child Development Center and UTSA’s k-12 to university pipeline programs, including the nationally recognized Pre-Freshman Engineering Program (PrEP), TRiO Upward Bound and TRiO Education Talent Search, and Dual Credit.

The college is responsible for innovative research and grants in STEM Education, urban educational outcomes, bi-national and bicultural issues, special education, higher education administration, and diversity pipelines. COEHD enrolled nearly 2,400 students in Fall 2020 in 12 undergraduate and 18 graduate degree programs at both the Main Campus and Downtown Campus. In addition to preparing students for teaching careers and leadership in education and human development organizations, as well as strengthening K-12 pipelines to college-going, the college also is committed to serving and meeting the needs of the community and the profession. As such, COEHD houses a number of academic centers engaged in outreach and service, and has actively engaged and partnered with the area ISDs, foundations and other entities that drive social mobility.