Professional Education Council


  1. The Professional Educational Council (PEC)  provides leadership for all professional education programs. It initiates, receives, and develops recommendations on all policies, proceedings, and standards affecting professional education.
  2. To ensure that all professional education programs are organized, unified, and coordinated to allow fulfillment of the mission of the professional education unit.
  3. To ensure that the professional education curricula are built upon knowledge bases essential for effective practice and upon the findings of research.


1. The PEC consists of fourteen voting members serving three-year staggered terms (except student and school-based educator representatives will serve two-year terms) and a chair. Appointments must be completed at the first meeting of the new Faculty Senate in the spring with terms beginning June 1. In addition, deans and chairs representing each Professional Education Unit (PEU) program are ex officio, non-voting members of the PEC as well as one public school superintendent will serve as an ex officio, non-voting member.

  1. Three members (one from each department) from the College of Education. Chairs in consultation with the dean of the college of education will fill these positions.
  2. Two permanent members representing service units in the college of education appointed by the dean of the college of education.
  3. One member from each academic college representing the academic colleges outside of the college of education who have professional education programs. These members (faculty or chairs) shall be appointed by the Faculty Senate from at least two nominations provided by the deans of the colleges.
  4. Two student members (serving two-year terms) appointed by the College of Education Administrative Council–one undergraduate student and one graduate student.
  5. Three practicing professionals (serving two-year terms) will be appointed by the College of             Education Administrative Council.

To fill a vacancy in any of the College of Education positions, student appointments, or school-based educators, the College of Education Administrative Council will make the appointment.

To fill a vacancy in the positions outside of the College of Education, the Faculty Senate will make the appointment.

2. Chairperson: The dean of the college of education or his/her designee will serve as chair. The chair will vote in two circumstances: 1) to break a tie vote, or 2) when required to establish a quorum of voting members..


Member Term Title
Vicki Groves-Scott Permanent Chairperson: Dean of the College of Education
Jamie Dallas 2019 Elementary, Literacy and Special Education
Shelly Albritton 2020 Leadership Studies Representative
Jason Trumble 2021 Teaching and Learning Representative
Donna Wake Permanent Associate Dean/CAEP Representative
Gary Bunn Permanent Candidate Services & Field Experience
Renee Ryburn 2019 CHBS Representative (Faculty Senate appointment)
Jennifer Rospert  2020 CFAC Representative (Faculty Senate appointment)
Mike Rosenow 2020 CLA Representative (Faculty Senate appointment)
Charles Watson 2019 CNSM Representative (Faculty Senate appointment)
2018 Undergraduate Student
2018 Graduate Student
Lauren Flowers 2019 Public School Elementary
Amy Dibble 2019 Public School Middle
2018 Public School Secondary
Keith Lenz Permanent Chair, Elementary, Literacy and Special Education
Louis Nadelson Permanent Chair, Leadership Studies
Michael Mills Permanent Chair, Teaching and Learning
Kurt Boniecki Permanent Associate Provost for Instructional Support
Angela Barlow Permanent  Dean, Graduate Programs
Terry Wright Permanent Dean, College of Fine Arts & Communications
Johnny Ishee Permanent Dean, College of Health & Applied Sciences
Tom Williams  Permanent Dean, College of Liberal Arts
Steve Addison  Permanent Dean, College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Patricia Poulter  Permanent Provost
Greg Murry Permanent School Superintendent, Conway Public Schools


Professional Education Council meetings will be held once a month during fall and spring semesters. Meetings may be called in the summer if business requires. A majority of voting members constitutes a quorum. The council will conduct business if voting members send an email vote to the PEC chairperson.

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Last Updated: May 6, 2016