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Announcement of Next Host Institution

January 27th, 2020 by


On behalf of the Executive Committee, UCEA is pleased to announce that the College of Education at Michigan State University has been selected as the next UCEA host. UCEA will be affiliated with the Department of Educational Administration and the K-12 Administration program.

MSU was founded in 1855 as a federal land-grant college. According to U.S. News and World Report, the College of Education is ranked among the top in the nation and MSU is one of the top 100 global universities. Well beyond rankings, however, the MSU proposal and site visit evidenced a deep dedication to “outreach scholarship,” belief in service, and commitment to the public good.  
The College of Education has a long-standing mission towards Leadership, Scholarship and Service. In this light, the college strives for excellence in: preparing professionals for leadership roles in education, seeking to understand, reform and improve education, and examining issues of education across the lifespan. This mission is closely aligned with UCEA’s focus on research, policy and preparation to advance educational leadership.    
MSU offers many strengths that will allow UCEA to continue its current trajectory while exploring new avenues for growth. The College and program have significant organizational capacity, resources, and a deep commitment to UCEA. In addition, the College has an extensive network of research partnerships and outreach centers with educators and policymakers across Michigan.
The selection of the next UCEA host institution was a difficult decision made challenging by strong proposals from outstanding institutions. UCEA deeply appreciates the effort expended and the support we received through this competitive process. We are especially thankful to the faculty and administrators at the University of Houston and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Their commitment to UCEA and the field were evident throughout the past year.
We also want to express our deep gratitude to the School of Education at the University of Virginia that has hosted UCEA for the last nine years and to the faculty of the Administration and Supervision program. Their support provided a welcoming home for UCEA.
UCEA is energized and eager to start the next chapter of the #UCEAstory at MSU. We look forward to working with our colleagues in the Department of Educational Administration to make the next five years productive and successful for all involved. 
As the Executive Director, I hope you will join me in thanking the members of the Executive Committee, the Headquarters staff at UVA, and all those involved in helping us make this important decision.
Over the next few months we will begin the transition to our new Headquarters. In that time, please continue to send us your questions about and hopes for the future.

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