College of Human Sciences & Education Announces Curry as Interim Associate Dean for Programs and Services
BATON ROUGE – The LSU College of Human Sciences & Education is pleased to announce that Jennifer Curry was named interim associate dean for programs and services.
Reporting directly to the dean of the college, this position provides stewardship for the college’s academic programs. The college includes the School of Education, the School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work and the University Laboratory School.
“Dr. Curry has a number of strengths that will serve her well in this new position, including a strong counseling background, significant leadership experience via presidential roles with the national Association for Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling and the Louisiana School Counselor Association, successful recruitment and retention of students, and a deep understanding of the accreditation process,” said LSU College of Human Sciences & Education Dean Damon Andrew. “Most importantly, however, she brings a heart of service to this role, and I am looking forward to the positive energy and enthusiasm she will add to vital support services in the College of Human Sciences & Education.”
“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve in the role of interim associate dean of programs and services in the College of Human Sciences & Education for the 2013-2014 academic year,” said Curry. “It is my hope that in this role I can support all units in developing and refining recruitment activities, monitoring data on retention and persistence, and improving student matriculation throughout the college.”
In addition, Curry will also supervise the Office of Student Services, ensure that all university, college and academic program requirements are followed, monitor and track accreditation and program review activities and represent the college in school, college and university activities.
“Because we have expanded services delivered to students, I will be working closely with the CHSE Office of Student Services to consider potential adaptations to current models of advisement in order to continue providing exemplary outreach to students,” said Curry. “In addition, I look forward to reviewing SACS program objectives and outcome measure reports by unit to determine how programs are demonstrating student success. As we enter our second year as the College of Human Sciences & Education, I look forward to collaborating with faculty and staff throughout CHSE and am thankful for the opportunity to be part of our progress.”
Curry formerly served as the coordinator of the school counseling program within the College of Human Sciences & Education. She earned her master’s in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University, and a doctorate in counselor education from the University of Central Florida. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Western Kentucky University. Curry previously served as a professional school counselor at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. She presented her work at more than 70 national and international conferences. She has published more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed, refereed national and international counseling journals, as well as an edited book on play therapy and a P-12 career and college readiness textbook.
The College of Human Sciences & Education is a nationally accredited division of LSU. Formed in 2012, the college brings together programs and capitalizes on individual strengths to create a dynamic new college that addresses the socially significant issues we face as a state and nation. The combined schools in the college offer seven undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,600 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. The college is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs. Visit the College of Human Sciences & Education at http://chse.lsu.edu.