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Autumn 2002 | Volume 25, Number 4 | Campus
SPU Selects Rowley as Education Dean

WILLIAM ROWLEY was recently named the new dean of Seattle Pacific University’s School of Education (SOE). The former chair of the school counseling and school psychology programs most recently served as associate dean of graduate programs in SOE.

“Bill was selected dean for many reasons,” says Les Steele, vice president for academic affairs. “He has a deep commitment to Seattle Pacific and to SOE. He brings insightful approaches to programs and curriculum, leads with enthusiasm, and demonstrates wisdom and care for people. And he has the overwhelming support of the SOE faculty.”

Rowley, who earned a doctoral degree in counseling psychology from the University of Northern Colorado, has taught at SPU since 1996. His chief professional interests lie in the implementation of a comprehensive guidance model in schools; the integration of school counseling and school psychology; and the integration of Christian faith and counseling. For time away from the academic and administrative responsibilities that now demand so much of his days, he enjoys reading, meteorology and travel.

“It is exciting to think of the Seattle Pacific School of Education as the flagship for the University in delivering quality programs to educators throughout the region, the nation and the world,” says Rowley.

He assumes the helm from Mark Pitts, the dean of SOE for five years and now vice president for academic affairs at Northwest Nazarene University. “Mark contributed greatly to the ongoing life and vitality of the school,” says Steele. “He was instrumental in attracting strong faculty and connecting SPU to the greater Washington educational community.”


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