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Spadoni College of Education to host ethics symposium

March 21, 2006

The Spadoni College of Education at Coastal Carolina University will host its annual symposium on ethics in education Thursday, March 30 at 6 p.m. in the Wall Auditorium.

Betty Siegel, president of Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga., will serve as keynote speaker of the event, which is free and open to the public. The topic of Siegels talk is Ethical Leadership in Education.

The annual symposium focuses on issues relating to ethics and education. This year the emphasis is on the development of ethical leaders in the teaching profession.

Siegel has been president at Kennesaw State since 1981. She was the first woman elected to head one of the 34 schools in the University of Georgia system and is the longest serving woman president in the nation. During Siegels administration, the university has experienced unprecedented growth, including the addition of 40 degree programs and 14,000 students.

Siegel earned a Ph.D. from Florida State University, a masters degree in education from the University of North Carolina and a bachelors degree in English and history from Wake Forest University. She currently serves on the Committee for International Education, the Committee on Professional Development, the American Council on Education and the Commission on Women in Higher Education. For nine consecutive years she has been named as one of the most 100 influential people in Georgia by Georgia Trend magazine.

For more information contact Kathy Ward-Graham at (843) 349-2373.