Dean of College of Education announces retirement

Charles Duke, the Dean of Reich College of Education has officially announced his retirement effective June 30, 2013.

A full story will be published next week.

Read the full letter from Provost Lori Gonzalez here:

Dear Colleagues:

I would like to announce the impending retirement of our dear friend and colleague, Dr. Charles R. Duke, Dean of the Reich College of Education, effective June 30th, 2013. Charlie’s career started as a high school English teacher and then led to work at Clarion University, Utah State, Murray State and Plymouth State College. In total, he has devoted 51 years of his life to public education and he has served as Dean here at Appalachian for eighteen years. He is an active researcher bringing in over five million dollars in extramural funding during his career in higher education. He has authored five books and nine book chapters and has over 300 publications. Charlie represents the consummate academician – teacher, scholar and administrator.

Dean Duke is an example of someone who loves the art and science of teaching and has devoted his life to building future generations of teachers and educational leaders. We will miss his dedication to the College and to Appalachian but we celebrate his wonderful career and the many accomplishments in and out of the classroom. The Reich College of Education and Appalachian State University is a far better place as a result of Dr. Duke’s leadership.
Please join me in wishing Charlie all the best in his new adventure.

Lori Stewart Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor
Appalachian State University

Story: CHELSEY FISHER, News Editor