Education Dean Carol Strong retiring after 37 years at USU

After 37 years of working at USU, Carol Strong, dean of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services (CEHS), is retiring.Strong graduated from USU in 1971, with a bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology. She then went to the University of Illinois to earn a master’s degree, before returning to teach at USU in 1973.Strong taught in the department of communicative disorders and deaf education. After a few years, she became the supervisor in the COMD clinic on campus.Strong said she got into teaching because she loves working with people. Another reason was the schedule of a teacher.”I had little kids at the time,” she said, “so having summers off was very appealing.”Thirty-seven years later, she said she still loves it.Strong has been the dean of the college since 2004.”We have a wonderful college,” she said. “We are consistently in the top 2 percent of nearly 1,200 education programs around the country.”Strong also praised the faculty.”We have great faculty who attract great students,” she said.USU community members have high thoughts of Strong, too.USU President Stan Albrecht said, “Dr. Strong has been a respected voice among faculty and administrators for many years now. She is equally well-loved and respected by all of the students in her college. She has always been deeply passionate about her role as mentor and teacher to many students, even as one of our senior administrators. She knows their trials and triumphs.”

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