Southeastern professor named to state board by Gov. Edwards

Thursday, September 22, 2016 Colleen Klein_Ezell
by: Rene Abadie

     HAMMOND – Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has re-appointed Southeastern Louisiana University Professor of Education Colleen Klein-Ezell to the Louisiana State Interagency Coordinating Council for EarlySteps.
     The agency advises and assists the Department of Health and Hospitals in matters regarding EarlySteps, a program for children with developmental disabilities from the ages of birth to three-years-old.
     Head of Southeastern’s Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education, Klein-Ezell serves as the current president of the Louisiana Council for Exceptional Children, which has recognized her with the Higher Education Special Education Professional Award. She is a member of the Education Committee of the Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce and has been recognized by the Tangipahoa Parish School Board for participation in the Kids Hope mentoring program.
     She has been instrumental in obtaining more than $1.3 million in grants from the Louisiana Board of Regents to fund programs for the community and to provide learning opportunities for special education teacher candidates. At Southeastern, she is the co-adviser of the Student Council for Exceptional Children.

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