Lucindia Chance, a professor emeritus at Georgia Southern University, was named dean of the Augusta State University College of Education on Friday.
Chance formerly served as dean for Georgia Southern’s college of education and currently teaches educational leadership. She has more than 20 years of experience as a principal, teacher, professor and administrator, according to a news release.
“We are excited to have Dr. Chance join the ASU family.” ASU Vice President for Academic Affairs Carol Rychly said. “She brings a perfect mix of academic credentials, administrative experience, and knowledge of the University System of Georgia to help Augusta State and the New U continue to move forward.”
Chance established the Georgia Center for Educational Renewal, which addresses issues and challenges in K-12 education and improves teaching and learning in schools.
She serves on the national and state Professional Accreditation Board of Examiners for the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
Chance began her career in education as a classroom teacher and principal in Milan, Tenn. She went on to work 10 years at the University of Memphis and as dean of education at the University of Louisiana before arriving at Georgia Southern.
Chance was given a Leadership Award from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards, a Distinguished Educator Award for the state of Tennessee, and for Superior Performance in University Research from the University of Memphis.
She has published numerous articles and book chapters and serves as a guest lecturer across the U.S. and abroad, according to the release.