Following an in depth nationwide search, Dr. Tammi Dice has accepted the provide to function the subsequent dean of the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies, efficient June 10, 2022.
For the previous two years—following former Dean Jane Bray’s retirement—Dr. Dice has served ably in the position of interim dean and was extremely advisable by the search committee. Under her management as interim dean, Dr. Dice has guided the College not solely by way of a worldwide pandemic, but additionally in the growth of quite a few articulation agreements, certificates, and on-line applications throughout the faculty, and supported the profitable accreditation processes for three applications. In addition, she spearheaded the College’s recruitment, advertising, and fundraising efforts efficiently, which resulted in elevated enrollment in lots of applications and new endowed scholarships and annual items.
“I’m honored to have the continued alternative to guide a bunch of school and workers who’re so devoted to our mission of shaping the subsequent technology of educators, human companies employees and consultants in skilled research,” Dice stated. “Our college students profoundly influence their communities, and we’re proud to play a job of their growth.”
Special recognition must be given to Vice Provost and Dean Robert Wojtowicz, who chaired and introduced the search to a profitable conclusion. Special due to the search committee: Kala Burrell-Craft, Felecia Commodore, Brett Cook-Snell, Corrin Gillis, Emily Goodman-Scott, Deidre Hall, Wayne Handley, Eddie Hill, Lea Lee, Nakia Madry-Smith, Tony Perez, and Cynthia Tomovic. We additionally prolong heat gratitude to Leteria Scott for her tireless efforts in staffing the search committee.
Please be a part of us in congratulating Dr. Tammi Dice on her appointment as dean of the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies.
About Dr. Dice
Trained as a counselor educator, Dr. Dice joined the school of Old Dominion University in 2005 and since has obtained tenure and promotion to full professor in addition to held a quantity of administrative positions. She served as the undergraduate program director (UPD) of the Human Services program and as assistant chair for the Counseling and Human Services Department. As affiliate dean for Undergraduate Education, she led the growth of the UPD coverage for the University and spearheaded the growth of 4 B.S. in Education applications, authoring the associated State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) proposals.
Dr. Dice is well-known for her demonstrated commitments to shared governance; supporting college students, school, and workers; and advocating for fairness and inclusion. She created the College’s Student Services Center, a centralized location for college students to obtain wanted educational help, and she enhanced alternatives for scholar engagement and outreach. For school, Dr. Dice developed a complete mentoring program in the faculty, supported the growth of three new analysis and follow facilities, and spearheaded the growth of a College grant for junior school. She additionally spearheaded the growth of a College range assertion and launched “Critical Conversations in Education,” a presentation and workshop sequence addressing range, fairness, and inclusion.
An lively scholar, Dr. Dice has printed extensively on subjects associated to youth growth and efficient human companies skilled coaching. She has served as PI and Co-PI on quite a few contracts and federally funded grants, many of which have resulted in programming designed to serve underrepresented and marginalized youngsters in the local people. She has additionally given greater than 100 worldwide, nationwide, regional, state and group shows. Dice has held quite a few editorial positions, together with serving as co-editor of the flagship journal for her area, the Journal of Human Services, and has been an lively member of her area professionally, having served as president of the National Organization of Human Services. Her efforts had been acknowledged with the Miriam Clubok Award for excellent service to the group, and most not too long ago, the Lenore McNeer Award for distinctive contributions to the area of human companies.
Dr. Dice earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the College of William & Mary, and an M.S.Ed. in counseling and a B.S. in psychology from Old Dominion University.