Anton chosen to serve as NSU College of Education dean
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Anton chosen to serve as NSU College of Education dean



Katie Barton
Media Coordinator
Northeastern State University Communications & Marketing

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For Immediate Release
Oct. 30, 2018


Anton chosen to serve as NSU College of Education dean


(Tahlequah, Oklahoma) – Northeastern State University has selected Dr. Vanessa Anton as the dean of the College of Education. 


NSU Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Debbie Landry said Anton brings a wide range of experience in accreditation and education to this role. 


“I am confident that she will serve NSU’s students, region and state very well,” Landry said. “She understands the significance of the challenges facing education, psychology, counseling and health and human performance careers, and she has the proven leadership experience and energy to build upon the strong academic programs we offer. Her ability to think and lead systemically and relationally represents a unique fit for the university in this new role for her.”


“Dr. Anton’s commitment to Northeastern and the teaching profession is truly impressive,” said NSU President Dr. Steve Turner. “She is tireless in her pursuit of excellence and highly engaged in virtually every aspect of the university. She will make an excellent dean of the College of Education.”


Anton has served as interim dean of the college since July 2017 and previously served as its associate and assistant dean.  She has also served NSU as a health and kinesiology professor. 


Anton graduated from NSU with a bachelor’s degree in business education in 1995 and with a master’s degree in college teaching in 1997. She earned a doctorate in kinesiology from the University of Arkansas in 2001. 

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