DENTON – Randy Bomer, chair of the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Texas at Austin, has been named the new dean of the College of Education at the University of North Texas. The appointment is effective Aug. 1.
Bomer has been at UT-Austin since 2001, most recently as the Charles Spence Sr. Centennial Professor of Education, professor of curriculum and instruction and chair for the Department of Educational Administration.
“Randy Bomer provides the knowledge and leadership to continue the momentum and excellence in the College of Education, which was recently ranked No. 16 in the nation for its online graduate education program by U.S. News and World Report,” Finley Graves, provost and vice president for academic affairs at UNT, said in a news release.
“I am thrilled to be joining a university that is really on the move,” Bomer said in the release. “The College of Education at UNT will rise even further in prominence when more people know about the outstanding research and teaching going on there. It’s a force for positive change in the region, state and the nation.”
Bomer’s career includes positions at six previous universities. He received his master of arts and doctoral degrees in English education from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in drama from Trinity University in San Antonio.
UNT graduated 8,500 students last year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 101 bachelors, 82 masters and 38 doctoral degree programs.
– FWBP Staff