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FGCU Appoints Greene to Dean of College of Education
7/15/2005

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University announces the appointment of acting dean and professor Marci Greene to the position of dean of the College of Education effective July 15.

Greene, associate dean since 2003, was appointed acting dean earlier this year. She became a full professor in 2002 and was division head for Teacher Education since 2000.

Greene began at FGCU in 1997 as assistant professor and leader for the graduate program for special education. In 1998, she was awarded tenure and was promoted to associate professor.

Prior to FGCU, Greene was an assistant professor at the University of South Florida in Fort Myers. Her career includes employment as a pre-K specialist for Lee County Head Start and special education programs, with the Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System serving Southwest Florida, as a special education teacher in Lee County, and as a supervisor of special education in Youngstown, Ohio.

From 1980 to 1986, Greene was primary school principal, and middle school assistant principal and special education reading program director at Graded School in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Earlier, she was an instructor in special education, and a planning and mainstreaming specialist for the Teacher Corps Project at Texas Tech University in Lubbock; and a consultant, resource room teacher and research assistant in Kansas.

"Dr. Greene's appointment as dean of the College of Education represents FGCU's commitment to excellence in higher education," provost and vice president for Academic Affairs Bonnie L. Yegidis said. "A leader in her field and highly regarded by her colleagues, Dr. Greene's distinguished accomplishments in establishing Charlotte County's elementary education program and the College of Education's secondary education program demonstrate her visionary leadership and proven ability to lead the College of Education to academic excellence."

Among many honors, Greene was bestowed with a National Daily Point of Light award in 2001 and was selected for FGCU's Leadership Institute, and Long Range Planning and Institutional Effectiveness Committee. In 2002, Gov. Jeb Bush appointed her to the Florida Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service (http://www.volunteerflorida.org/) where she is chair of the Disabilities Committee and serves on the Executive Committee.

Greene authored more than 30 published scholarly articles and documents, conducted more than 100 professional presentations, and received research grants totaling more than $6.6 million.

Greene earned her Ed.D. in special education from Texas Tech University in 1980. She holds a Master of Education from Wichita State University and a Bachelor of Science from South Dakota State University. In 1985 she earned an Administrative Certificate for Principals from the University of Oregon and in 1995 she received an endorsement in educational leadership.

The FGCU College of Education houses approximately 500 undergraduate and 200 graduate students in 10 programs of study.

For more information, media representatives should contact Greene at (239) 590-7781.

A high-resolution photograph of Marci Greene is available for download
http://opal.fgcu.edu/transit/1greene_marci.htm

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