Duquesne Educational Leadership Symposium (DELS)
The University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice held its 6th Annual Duquesne Educational Leadership Symposium (DELS), "Action, Advocacy and Research: Challenging Educational Inequities with Students, Schools and Communities" on May 21-23, 2013 in the Ballroom of Duquesne's Power Center. The UCEA Center, sponsored by the Duquesne University School of Education, is one of only eight centers in the world and it seeks to investigate the relationship between educational leadership and social justice, focusing on how educational leaders can be better prepared and equipped to deal with students who are marginalized, under-represented, and underprivileged. This invited symposium has attracted over 70 educational leadership scholars and practitioners from the U.S. and Canada.
On behalf of my colleagues in the Duquesne University School of Education and the School's UCEA Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice, I am pleased to welcome you to our 6th Annual Duquesne Educational Leadership Symposium (DELS): "Action; Advocacy; Research: Challenging Educational Inequities with Students, Schools and Communities," to be held in the Duquesne University Power Center on May 21-23, 2013.
Every year we have been able to assemble a stellar group of university scholars, school district and community leaders to address the critical issue of urban education. Indeed, as a UCEA Center, we are committed to scholarship, teaching and service initiatives that meet the goal of advancing equity and excellence.
At Duquesne University, we proudly serve a tradition of providing educational experiences that change lives-an education for the Mind, Heart and Spirit. It is in that Spiritan Tradition of Caring, with emphasis on both scholarship for schools, and commitment to preparing educational leaders, that the School of Education welcomes you to Duquesne University.
Accept my warmest best wishes for a productive and engaging symposium.
Olga M. Welch, Ed.D.
Dean and Professor