Dean Givner receives statewide award
State University of New York at Fredonia Founding Dean of the College of Education Christine Givner received the Charles C. Mackey, Jr. Excellence in Service Leadership Award from the New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (NYACTE) at a reception at the organization’s annual conference in Saratoga Springs on Oct. 17.
The annual award “honors an educator in New York State who has demonstrated personal and professional qualities that exemplify the highest standards of service leadership in teacher education.” In order to qualify for the award, the recipient not only has to represent teacher education on his or her campus, but also within the broader professional context of New York State and beyond.
Organizers noted that it was a testimony to Dr. Givner’s work and reputation that a committee of fellow leaders in teacher education selected her for its most prestigious award. As the longest-serving Dean of Education in the SUNY system, it was noted that Givner has consistently demonstrated her leadership in teacher education for over 15 years among her colleagues in SUNY and across the state, and that she willingly shares her expertise and knowledge with others. She has been invited to lead or serve on many committees at the state and national level.