WKU’s Norman named Fellow by the American Council on Education

Dr. Tony Norman
Dr. Tony Norman

For 2017-18 academic year

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (April 3, 2017) — Dr. Tony Norman, Director of the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at Western Kentucky University, has been named a Fellow by the American Council on Education for the 2017-18 academic year.

Established in 1965, the ACE Fellows Program is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing faculty and staff for senior positions in college and university administration through its distinctive and intensive nominator-driven, cohort-based mentorship model. Forty-six Fellows, nominated by the senior administration of their institutions, were selected this year following a rigorous application process.

Prior to leading the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program, Dr. Norman served as Interim Chair for the Department of Educational Administration, Leadership and Research and Associate Dean for Accountability and Research in WKU’s College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, as well as Assistant Dean for Assessment and Accountability in the College of Education and Human Services at Longwood University in Virginia.  Before entering full-time administration, Dr. Norman moved through the faculty ranks in WKU’s Department of Psychology where he holds tenure as a full professor.

Nearly 1,900 higher education leaders have participated in the ACE Fellows Program over the past five decades, with more than 80 percent of Fellows having gone on to serve as senior leaders of colleges and universities. The 2017-18 class will kick off its work this fall as ACE prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2018.

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