University College Names Academic Assistant Dean
May 23, 2011
Effective June 1, Carla Myers, Ed.D., will serve as the assistant academic dean for University College.
As the academic assistant dean, Meyers will work to grow the online and off-campus programs offered by University College.
“I am very excited about serving as the academic assistant dean at University College because of my interests and my background. This is the job I have been working for all of my life. I have a great deal of passion for outreach and providing accessibility to students at all levels who otherwise would not be able to have an education,” Myers said. "It will be my priority to ensure that the access provided through University College is access to outstanding quality educational programs. Anything less would not be true access.”
Myers's goals and the goals of University College are well aligned, and she is already looking forward to University College's growth in the area of degree completion programs.
“One thing, in particular, I am excited about is working with the new B.S. and B.A. in University Studies. There are so many people who are going to benefit from these programs. One of the most exciting parts is the possibility of reaching out to the ninety thousand Texans who report to have earned ninety-plus credits, but still don’t have a degree,” Myers said.
She also looks forward to collaborating with and supporting the Texas Wind Energy Institute with its innovative programs and partnerships. Myers praised the program for the strength of its approach in preparing students to embark on careers in the wind industry.
“What makes the Texas Wind Energy Institute so strong is the recognition of the multiple systems needed to plan, design, implement, and sustain wind technology. This systematic approach will make it possible for Texas Tech to lead the nation in preparing wind energy specialists.”
Myers began her career at Texas Tech University as the assistant director of continuing education in 1992. She spent sixteen years in Georgia working for Mercer University and Georgia State University in the areas of professional education, distance and distributed education, and academic faculty support before she joined the Health Sciences Center in 2005 as the Assistant Director of Education Services. In this position, she directed the program development and production of 202 online continuing healthcare education programs. In 2008, she became the associate director of institutional planning and effectiveness. After the Health Sciences Center's reaffirmation, Myers served in the Office of Academic Affairs as the quality enhancement plan liaison and director of special projects.
Myers is a long-time member of the Texas Tech family as an alumna of the university. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Deaf Education, her Master of Education in Special Education, and her Doctor of Higher Education from Texas Tech University.