Campus: CSU Fresno -- November 28, 2005
Chancellor Reed to Honor 27 Graduating Fellowship Program Students
at Fresno State
CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed will be at California State University, Fresno
to honor students in the Chancellor's Fellowship Program who are graduating in December.
The Chancellor's Fellowship Reception for 27 students of the Chancellor's Fellowship III
cohort in the Kremen School of Education's Educational Research and Administration Department
will be from 5:30-7:30 pm in Smittcamp Alumni House (2625 Matoian Ave.).
Fresno State President John D. Welty and the Educational Research and Administration faculty
will be joined by mentors, principals and superintendents from 10 school districts at the
graduation reception presented by the Kremen School of Education's Educational Research and
Established in 2001, the highly successful Chancellor’s Fellowship is an innovative program
to prepare dynamic educational leaders for the Central Valley of California, the state, the
nation and the world, said Dr. Don Wise, program director and faculty member in the
Educational Research and Administration Department.
More than 70 candidates have passed a rigorous selection process for the fellowship that
begins with the written recommendation of each candidate’s superintendent.
The program has linked more than a dozen local school districts with Fresno State to prepare
these students who are public school educators -- teachers, counselors, nurses and other
practicing educators -- to become educational leaders.
As Chancellor Fellows, they receive tuition assistance from the Chancellor's office for the
18-month rigorous preparation program taking classes one day a week from 4 to 10 pm. Wise
said the students are employed fulltime at their respective schools while taking the classes.
They will receive an administrative services credential and a master’s degree in education
for coursework that will be completed in about two weeks. The credential qualifies them for
administrative positions in schools, Wise said.
“Many of the Chancellor’s Fellows move quickly into leadership positions and have garnered
high praise,” Wise said.
The Chancellor's Fellowship is a cohort model with collegial learning, collaboration with
school districts and the Central Valley Educational Leadership Institute (CVELI), another
successful collaborative endeavor Fresno State has implemented to provide continued support
to school leaders in California’s Central Valley.
“Building successful partnerships is a key theme in the Education Administration program at
Fresno State,” Wise said. “Strong relationships are being forged to enhance the preparation
of school leaders and to build networks of support for the critical work of leading schools.”
A fourth cohort is currently under way. For more information: contact Wise at (559) 278-0298 or 278-0352
Kremen School of Education
Educational Research and Administration (ERA) Department
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