Candace de León-Zepeda named Dean of Academics
Professor Candace de León-Zepeda, PhD, has been promoted to Dean of Academics.
Dr. de León-Zepeda will work closely with faculty, department chairs and school directors to enhance and develop academic programs and facilitate faculty development. She will collaborate with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation to maintain SACSCOC accreditation, support academic program assessment and lead strategic planning for Academic Affairs.
An Associate Professor of English, Dr. de León-Zepeda joined the OLLU faculty in 2012. She has served as the English, Mass Communication and Drama Department Chair since 2017. She has served as the Director of the Rubén M. and Verónica Salazar-Escobedo School of Mass Communication and Theater since spring 2021. Dr. de León-Zepeda is an outstanding leader and has distinguished herself as a strong and passionate presenter at conferences and symposiums. In 2018, she was the Service-Learning in Teaching winner, one of her many awards