Carolyn Shields, professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies receives the Roald F. Campbell Lifetime Award

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On Thursday, November 16, 2017 Carolyn Shields, professor for Educational Leadership and Policy Studies for the division of Administrative and Organizational Studies in the College of Education received the Roald F. Campbell Lifetime Award.  The Roald F. Campbell Lifetime Achievement Award was instituted by the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) in 1992 for the purpose of recognizing senior professors in the field of educational administration whose professional lives have been characterized by extraordinary commitment, excellence, leadership, productivity, generosity, and service. The criterial for selecting recipients include:

  • Longtime distinguished service as teacher/researcher in the field of educational administration;
  • Superior contributions to the field’s body of knowledge;
  • Recognized leadership efforts to improve the field, especially the preparation of educational administrators and/or professors of educational administration.

The award celebrates the remarkable pioneering life of Roald F. Campbell, whose distinguished career spanned many years and exemplified these characteristics. The award consists of a unique bronze eagle presented at the 31st annual UCEA Convention, which was held in Denver, Colorado from November 15 – 19, 2017.  The focus of the convention is to engage participants in discussions about research, policy, practice and preparation in the field of education with a specific focus on educational leadership. The theme of this year’s conference was Echando Pa’lante: School Leaders (Up)rising as Advocates and (Up)lifting Student Voicesand was intended to encourage opportunities for reflective dialogue regarding the educational contexts that students, teachers, principals, and superintendents will be facing within a changing national climate and its impact on educational policy.