Although our member faculty and deans come from different states and regions, we all share the same goals of building knowledge for the field and providing quality preparation and lifelong learning experiences for school and school system leaders. Our collective wisdom, expertise and research create the body of knowledge for our profession. In UCEA you will always find resources and colleagues who are committed to providing the learning experiences, professional knowledge and research that leaders need. Together, UCEA members shape the future of our profession.
More than 50 years ago, the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) was founded by 15 universities, the Kellogg Foundation, and the regional Centers for Educational Administration, all of whom recognized the need for inter-university collaboration to build a knowledge base of research and effective practice for the field of educational administration. The organization has a rich history. As the years passed, the organization grew. Today, UCEA has become a collective of top research institutions with programs in educational leadership and policy and the leading professional organization for professors of educational leadership and policy.