Wanda J. Blanchett was appointed dean of the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Since 2009, she has been serving as dean of the School of Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Earlier in her career, Dr. Blanchett was associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and associate dean for academic programs and curriculum at the University of Colorado-Denver. She will begin her new job at Rutgers on September 1.
Richard L. Edwards, executive vice president for academic affairs and interim chancellor of Rutgers University, stated, “Wanda Blanchett not only has a long and distinguished record as an administrator and educator, she is also a successful strategic planner with a deep commitment to diversity and strengthening ties between universities and communities.”
Dr. Blanchett holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Central Arkansas and a doctorate in special education from Pennsylvania State University.