Advisory Board

The College of Education's Advisory Board serves as a vital link between the college and the community.  It is comprised of distinguished individuals who are committed to improving our local and regional educational systems through their support in these main areas:

  • Serve as a body of cognitive diversity that can be called upon for high-level generative thinking around specific priorities that would be initiated for the forward movement of the college (2 or 3 year term)
  • Offer counsel to Dean McIntyre on matters for which external advice is critical, such as strategic planning, programs and projects, and the college‚Äôs physical presence in our community
  • Help form an advocacy network for the college and act as an ambassador for the college with the broader Charlotte and regional community, alumni, and other external constituencies
  • Advise and assist in external relations efforts, particularly in establishing the Cato Leadership Gift Society
  • Aid the college where possible in recruiting students into degree and certificate programs as well as in placing students upon graduation
Name Organization Title
Barbara Cantisano Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library Early Literacy Coordinator
Ann Clark Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent
Robert Corbin Discovery Education Director of Global Initiatives
Cassandra Herring Deans For Impact Dean-in-Residence
Julie Kowal BEST NC Vice President of Policy and Research
Chris Lowder Cabarrus County Schools Superintendent
Deana Murphy Pre-Kindergarten Services, Gaston County Director
Alfred Tatum University of Illinois Chicago Dean, College of Education and Director, UIC Reading Clinic
Barbara Ann Temple Education Arts and Science Council Vice President, Education
Alison Welcher Harvard Graduate School of Education  Doctoral Student
Liz Winer Winer Family Foundation Community Advocate
Comer Yates Atlanta Speech School Executive Director