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Dr. Angela Spaulding

Dr. Angela Spaulding is making a move.
Spaulding, who has served as associate dean of the WTAMU College of Education and Social Sciences since March 2007, is the new dean of Graduate School and Research, pending approval of The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.

Spaulding will begin her new duties Aug. 11, replacing Dr. Tim Atchison who has handled the interim dean duties since June 2008. He returns to his teaching responsibilities in the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work in August.

For now, Spaulding will serve as dean for both the graduate school and research area, but a search committee will commence in the fall for an associate vice president for research. Once the nationwide search for the new position is completed, Spaulding will serve as Dean of the Graduate School without any responsibilities over the research area.

“We are very pleased that Dr. Spaulding has accepted the position of Dean of Graduate School and Research,” Dr. James Hallmark, provost/vice president for academic affairs, said. “Her extensive involvement with graduate programs in education as well as her considerable administrative and leadership skills will serve her well in this new role.”

Spaulding joined the WTAMU faculty in September 1995 as an assistant professor. She was promoted to a full professor in 2005 and served as the program chair for educational leadership. She also acted as interim department head for the Department of Education from 2006-2007. She holds both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from WTAMU and a 1994 doctoral degree in educational leadership from Texas Tech University. She is a recipient of the WTAMU Outstanding Professor Award and has been recognized for outstanding accomplishment in leadership, scholarship and service through the Regents’ Initiative for Excellence in Education.

Last year Spaulding was one of 20 individuals selected from across the nation as a member of the Millennium Leadership Initiative Protégé Class of 2008, part of the Millennium Leadership Initiative. The Initiative, sponsored by the American Association of State College and Universities, is a professional development program for higher education senior administrators. It assists deans, vice presidents and provosts in developing professionally as leaders of institutions of higher learning. She also has more than 90 professional publications and presentations to her credit and has served as the guest editor for the national publication Journal of School Public Relations.

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