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College Coordinating Council

The Patton College Coordinating Council, chaired by the Dean, is the formal administrative leadership body charged with addressing challenges that impede the success and effectiveness of faculty, staff, and students.

Purpose of the Council:

  1. To encourage a constructive, positive, and affirming culture that fosters performance, progress, and prominence.
  2. To address challenges that impede the success and effectiveness of faculty, staff, and students.
  3. To steward the common vision guiding The Patton College toward performance, progress, and prominence.
  4. To develop and maintain a strong sense of community, essential to breaking down silos, territorialism, and other dysfunctional elements.
  5. To encourage collaboration and professional autonomy in solving problems across and within units of The Patton College.
  6. To provide technical and psychosocial support across and within units of the College.

Functions of the Council:

  1. Establishes and maintains open lines of communication among a diverse community of leaders essential in carrying out the mission and vision of The Patton College.
  2. Provides an intentional and purposeful venue for communicating needs for information, resources and support.
  3. Engages in ongoing professional development experiences and activities necessary for effective leadership and management.
  4. Provides support in the development, facilitation, and implementation of solutions to promote greater efficiency and effectiveness across and within units of the College.

Council Members:

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Renée A. Middleton
McCracken Hall 133

PaulinsAnn Paulins
Senior Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies
McCracken Hall 133


John Henning
John Henning
Assistant Dean for Academic Engagement and Outreach
McCracken Hall 133

Maureen Coon
Maureen Coon
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs & Academic Advising
McCracken Hall 124L

Frans Doppen
Frans Doppen
Chair, Teacher Education
McCracken Hall, 210B


Dave Moore
David Moore
Chair, Educational Studies
McCracken Hall 250


Valerie Martin Conley
Valerie Martin Conley
Chair, Counseling & Higher Education
McCracken Hall 105D

Beth Vanderveer
Beth VanDerveer
Chair, Recreation and Sport Pedagogy
Grover Center E148

Greg Foley
Greg Foley
Morton Professor of Mathematics Education
McCracken Hall 117

Jim Salzman
Jim Salzman
Executive Director, Literacy Center
McCracken Hall 338

Yegan Pillay
Yegan Pillay
Director, George E. Hill Center
McCracken Hall 372

Marlene Swartz   
Marcy Kennedy
Director, Center for Professional Development School Partnerships
McCracken Hall 119B


Linda Fife
Linda Fife
Director, Institute Democracy in Education
McCracken Hall


Laura Risler
Laura Risler
Director, Center for Higher Education
McCracken Hall


Cathy Waller
Cathy Waller
Director, Child Development Center
Ridges Bldg 27, 108

Tim Binegar
Timothy Binegar
Director of Development
McCracken Hall 133


Kwabena Owusu-Kwarteng
Kwabena Owusu-Kwarteng
Director, Upward Bound
McCracken Hall 124D

Tamy Solomon
Tamala Solomon
Director, Alumni Relations and Events
McCracken Hall 215F

Beth Backes
Beth Backes
Director of the Curriculum and Technology Center and Online Programs
McCracken Hall 215C

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     Kim Barlag
     Communications & Design Specialist
     McCracken Hall 215F


Lindsey Ladd
Lindsey Ladd
Statistical Data and forecasting Administrator
McCracken Hall 107

     Chip Rice
     Research Grants Development Coordinator
     McCracken Hall

Connie Patterson
Connie Patterson
Director, Assessment & Academic Improvement
McCracken Hall 119C

Beth Lydic
Beth Lydic
Administrative and Financial Officer
McCracken Hall 133