SHU Dean Series Convo Focuses on Education

WHAT: Sacred Heart University presents a new discussion series, “Thought Leadership for the New Normal: A Conversation Series with Sacred Heart University Deans.” The first episode will feature Michael Alfano, dean of SHU’s Isabelle Farrington College of Education. He will join a panel of experts to discuss what education will look like in the year ahead.

Hosted by:
• Randye Kaye — WSHU radio host

Panelists include:
• Michael Alfano — Dean of the Isabelle Farrington College of Education
• Frances M. Rabinowitz ’72 — Executive director of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents
• Desi D. Nesmith — Deputy commissioner of academics and innovation at the Connecticut State Department of Education
• Charlene Russell-Tucker — Deputy commissioner of educational supports and wellness at the Connecticut State Department of Education

WHERE: Click here to watch the discussion for free

WHEN: Wednesday, June 17, at 2 pm

SPONSOR: Sacred Heart University, Isabelle Farrington College of Education, WSHU

PRESS: Media coverage is welcomed. Please contact Deb Noack at 203.396.8483 or for further information.

About Sacred Heart University
As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one of the fastest-growing in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield, Conn., campus. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland and offers online programs. More than 9,000 students attend the University’s nine colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Social Work; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; the Dr. Susan L. Davis & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing; and St. Vincent’s College. Sacred Heart stands out from other Catholic institutions as it was established and led by laity. The contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be forward thinkers who enact change—in their own lives, professions and in their communities. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 385 Colleges–2020 Edition, “Best in the Northeast” and Best 252 Business Schools–2019 Edition. Sacred Heart is home to the award-winning, NPR-affiliated radio station, WSHU, a Division I athletics program and an impressive performing arts program that includes choir, band, dance and theater.