Wan appointed dean of education at Kennesaw State University

Yiping Wan has been appointed dean of the Leland H. and Clarice C. Bagwell College of Education at…

Georgia (Jul 2, 2001) — Wan appointed dean of education at Kennesaw State University



Yiping Wan has been appointed dean of the Leland H. and Clarice C. Bagwell College of Education at Kennesaw State University. He replaced interim Dean Ann Smith July 1.

Wan was an assistant dean when he immigrated to the United States from his native China. Before serving as dean of New Jersey City University¹s College of Education − his previous post − Wan spent four years at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville‚ where he served as coordinator of doctoral studies and director/associate professor of the educational leadership program. Because of the time he spent in north Florida‚ Wan said he is well acquainted with the metro Atlanta area.

"I have a lot of professional and personal friends here at Kennesaw State and in Atlanta‚" Wan said. "Last October I was here at KSU attending a conference‚ and I was very impressed with the campus physically − the trees‚ the landscaping − and the people here were very happy. It¹s a wonderful community."

"Dr. Wan's organizational skills and past success in initiating strong graduate programs and effective strategies for meeting the national challenges of accreditation and reform in teacher preparation will be great assets for the advancement of KSU's university−wide agenda in education‚" said Vice President for Academic Affairs Edwin A. Rugg. "His selection underscores KSU's deep commitment to the importance of honoring diversity‚ inclusiveness and global involvement."

In his first official act as dean‚ Wan merged the college's two education technology centers into a single unit‚ the Educational Technology Center‚ that will now house all of the college¹s education−related technology initiatives.


Kennesaw State University‚ a progressive‚ comprehensive institution with a growing student population of 13‚500‚ offers more than 50 degree programs. Out of 34 institutions‚ KSU is the sixth largest in the University System of Georgia.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu