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Thursday, March 19, 2020

COE Moves Up to No. 50 in U.S. News Rankings

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The San Diego State University College of Education (COE) is one of the top 50 graduate education schools in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2021 Best Graduate Schools ranking released this week.

COE tied for No. 50 overall, and tied for No. 37 among public institutions nationwide. This marks a rise from the 2020 rankings when the college ranked No. 53 overall and No. 40 among publics. COE also maintained its No. 7 position among California institutions and No. 1 spot in San Diego County and the California State University System.

“During this time of difficult transitions and global uncertainty, it is important that we not lose sight of celebrating each other and our collective accomplishments.,” said Y. Barry Chung, dean of the College of Education. “This accomplishment belongs to our students, faculty and staff as our excellence in research, teaching and service has significantly grown our national reputation.”

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

ARPE’s Garcia-Navarrete Honored for Work to ‘Send the Elevator Back Down’

Dr. Sylvia Garcia-Navarrete


For Dr. Sylvia Garcia-Navarrete (’91, ’12), awards season is apparently in full swing. The lecturer in San Diego State University’s Department of Administration, Rehabilitation and Postsecondary Education (ARPE) received two major honors recognizing her achievements and dedication to her home community in San Diego’s South Bay area.

In February, she was recognized as a Chula Vista Champion by her hometown of Chula Vista. And just days later, she received a surprise phone call informing her that she’d been named the Woman of the Year for the 40th Senate District by California State Senator Ben Hueso.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Two Faculty Members Named to San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame

Drs. Nola Butler-Byrd and Lupe Holguin Buell.

Two San Diego State University College of Education faculty members were among seven local women named to the 2020 class of the San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame. Dr. Nola Butler-Byrd (’99, ’04), associate professor in counseling and school psychology and director of SDSU’s Community-Based Block (CBB), was honored in the Empowerer of Women category. Dr. Lupe Holguin Buell (’85, ’02), lecturer and program coordinator in dual-language education, was named in the Bridge Builder of Multicultural Understanding category. They will be honored on March 15.

In addition to serving on the faculty, Butler-Byrd and Buell are COE alumnae. Buell earned her master’s from the Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education (DLE) and her doctorate from the Joint P.hD. Program in Education with Claremont Graduate University (JDP). Butler-Byrd is a graduate of both CBB and JDP.

Read their full profiles at SDSU NewsCenter.