Institute for Educational Governance and Leadership Appoints Inaugural Director
The Institute for Educational Governance and Leadership (IEGL) has appointed Donna-Marie Cole-Malott as its first director. She begins June 11. Cole-Malott will build the program, which is housed at Lebanon Valley College, to become a statewide resource for accurate, timely, and credible information about public education, its governance, and its importance in Pennsylvania.
“PSBA looks forward to collaborating with Director Cole-Malott to create impactful work on governance and leadership,” said Nathan Mains, PSBA chief executive officer.
IEGL is a joint effort of the College, CM Regent Insurance Company, CM CARES (Church Mutual Insurance Company Foundation), Pennsylvania Public Education Foundation, and the Pennsylvania School Boards Association. Cole-Malott brings extensive experience to this unique partnership as an educator, academic author, presenter, and keynote speaker. She is completing her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park.
“Mrs. Cole-Malott shares LVC’s deep commitment to improving public education through informed and effective leadership, which is the foundational focus of IEGL,” said Lewis E. Thayne, president of Lebanon Valley College. “Our faculty and students look forward to collaborating with her and contributing to the innovative work that will come out of the institute.”