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Georgetown College Announces New Dean of Education

Submitted on June 4, 2020

Georgetown College is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Jason Reeves as its next Dean and Professor of Education.

Dr. Reeves comes to Georgetown College with more than 15 years of experience in P-20 education, postsecondary accreditation, and nonprofit organizational management. Most recently, Dr. Reeves served as Dean of Educational Studies, CAEP Accreditation Coordinator, and tenured Professor of Education for Union College, located in Barbourville, KY. At the time of his appointment to the Dean of Education position for Union College in 2011, Dr. Reeves was the youngest administrative leader of an educator preparation program in Kentucky. 

“The visionary plans that Georgetown College has for its Education Department over the next several years are truly inspiring and reflect the long held appreciation Georgetown places on its Education programs, its faculty, staff, and its students,” said Dr. Reeves. “In my conversations with the education faculty and staff, Provost Rosemary Allen, and President William Jones, I have found that these plans are rooted in deep respect and a service mindset for P-12 school districts. Having the enthusiastic support and encouragement of so many at Georgetown reminds me of how inspirational, purposeful leadership can be.”

Under the leadership of Dr. Reeves, the Union College Educational Studies Unit experienced expansive program growth, partnership development, and student achievement. These include: earning first-time national program accreditation with the Council of Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP) and KY Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) re-accreditation and recognition as a top three Kentucky educator preparation program for program quality by the EPSB’s New Teacher’s Survey.

“Georgetown College will benefit greatly from the depth of experience that Dr. Reeves brings to the Education program,” said Provost and Dean of the College, Dr. Rosemary Allen. “He is an accomplished leader, and his heart is clearly dedicated to fostering excellence in education. He understands both the challenges and the opportunities that we have as a private college committed to student service.”

Dr Reeves takes over for the retiring interim Dean, Dr. Candis Haskell, who has provided able management for the department over the past twelve months. The Education Department has a long history of success, producing five Kentucky Teachers of the Year, including the 2020 Kentucky Teacher of the Year, Erin Ball. The program has produced countless principals, school administrators, and the best educators in Kentucky and across the nation.

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