CSC companions with Alaska district to supply Masters in Academic Administration program | Schooling
Chadron State College President Randy Rhine shakes hands with a graduate during the opening ceremony in Alaska on August 3. The college partnered with the Anchorage School District after the district struggled with an administrative deficit in the district.
Chadron State College President Randy Rhine speaks to the 20 Masters candidates for the College in Educational Administration Masters program during a special opening ceremony in Alaska on August 3. The college decided to celebrate the graduation ceremony for the graduates.
From LAUREN BRANT Star-Herald
Chadron State College offers students around the world the opportunity to complete a college degree both in person and online, but sometimes the distance can be a challenge for students to take part in initial practice. However, 20 CSC Masters candidates were able to take part in a special ceremony on August 3 at the Anchorage school district office.
The CSC’s first grand opening ceremony celebrated the ongoing collaboration between the college and the Anchorage School District, established in 2018. CSC President Randy Rhine, Vice President for Academic Affairs Jim Powell, and Chairman of the Department of Education Don King presented diplomas to graduates, while Vice Chancellor for Academic Planning and Partnerships Jodi Kupper represented the Nebraska State College System.
Powell said the college’s partnership with ASD was in response to the growing shortage of school administrations in the district.
“To offset this negative trend, ASD has partnered with CSC to leverage the Masters in Educational Administration online program to enable the district to develop a” Grow Your Own “school leader program,” Powell said. “This enabled the district staff to shape assignments and experiences that built on the district mission and guidelines.”
According to Powell, this forward-thinking program is what we can expect from educational prep programs.