LSU Professor Named Higher Education Professional of the Year

02/06/2012 11:48 AM

BATON ROUGE – LSU College of Education Associate Professor R. Kenton Denny has been named the Louisiana Council for Exceptional Children’s Higher Education Professional of the Year.  


The Louisiana Council for Exceptional Children, or LACEC, is an affiliate of the national Council for Exceptional Children and supports their efforts in advancing the education of children with exceptional learning needs. In order to provide this support, LACEC focuses on providing outstanding professional development at a reasonable cost, mini-grants for teachers to conduct student-based projects, scholarships for college students, and opportunities for parents, educational professionals and related service providers to learn about issues in special education.


Denny is the Judith Walker Gibbs Professor of Education and Associate Professor of Special Education Programs in the LSU College of Education. Denny’s work involves working with students with severely challenging behavior and the teachers and schools that serve them. He serves on numerous state level advisory committees and manages multiple grants designed to support school-based services to students with disabilities and their families.


Denny was recognized at the LACEC Awards Ceremony at the Louisiana Super Conference at the Cajundome Conference Center on Monday, Jan. 30.


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Billy  Gomila 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Monday, February 6, 2012