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
“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
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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