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Educational Leadership Doctoral Program

WKU Edd: Prepared to Train LeadersCatch the Leadership Spirit

Pinning ceremony was held for the Doctoral Candidates at Carol Knicely Center

Doctoral Candidates

December 2015 Doctoral Graduates

Welcome from the Director

The Fall 2016 semester is in full swing, and we are delighted to welcome 12 new students as members of Cohort 17 of the WKU Educational Leadership Doctoral Program.  Just as the fall season brings changing leaves, change is also in the air in our educational and political arenas.  As I contemplated these coming changes, I was reminded of a quote from Dr. H. H. Cherry, WKU Founding President, in his 1926 book Education: The Basis for Democracy:

“If there is a peril that threatens Democracy, it is the peril of waste, the waste that flows from cloudy human visions, low ideals, and penny ideas.”

I find his message even more timely now some 90 years later. So many of our leaders have given up trying to inspire us, but instead are willing to cater to our most petty fears and coddle us with short-term and yet, short-sighted, solutions.  It is my hope that the aspiring leaders in our EDD program will we never fall prey to the same (and cheaply obtained) temptation.  May we seek a clear vision, reach for high ideals, and aspire for the best ideas.  I believe our challenging times are rife with new opportunities if those of us called upon to lead are brave enough to continue to dream.


Tony Norman

Director, Educational Leadership Doctoral Program

WKU Educational Leadership Doctoral Program

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1906 College Heights Blvd. # 91030

1702 Normal Street

Bowling Green, KY 42101

Phone: 270-745-3061

Fax: 270-745-3162


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