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SHS Names Langlois Asst. Dean, Director of St. Johnsbury and Manchester Campuses

December 7, 2005

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Dec. 7, 2005 -- Susan E. Langlois of Stratham, N.H., will become assistant dean and campus director of the Springfield College School of Human Services campuses in St. Johnsbury, Vt., and Manchester, N.H., effective Jan. 15, 2006. The announcement was made today by Robert J. Willey Jr., dean of the school based in Springfield, Mass.
The Springfield College School of Human Services (SHS) provides bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in human services at its St. Johnsbury and Manchester campuses, as well as its main campus in Springfield, Mass. and seven other campuses across the country. Because most SHS students are working adults, the school schedules classes on weekends.

In announcing Langlois’ appointment, Willey said, “Dr. Langlois brings impressive experience of more than 25 years in higher education as a teacher, administrator and researcher. She has focused her work on student-centered learning, student support, and cutting-edge curricula. With her strong commitment to community involvement, she is well qualified to take the helm at our St. Johnsbury and Manchester campuses in educating tomorrow’s human services leaders.”

The Council for Standards in Human Service Education recently accredited undergraduate programs of the Springfield College School of Human Services, citing the school as “an outstanding and innovative human services program.” Springfield College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Langlois has been dean of the School of Sport Science at Endicott College in Beverly, Mass. since 2000. Prior to that, she was director of undergraduate and graduate sport management programs at Springfield College, and before that, director of the sport and leisure management program at Eastern Connecticut State University. She was director of physical education and athletics and associate professor of physical education at Elms College in Chicopee, Mass. from 1980 to 1998. She also has been a faculty member at those institutions and at Smith College and Phillips Exeter Academy Summer School.

A cum laude graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Langlois received her master’s and doctoral degrees in physical education at Springfield College. She is the recipient of the Massachusetts Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women’s merit award for outstanding leadership in athletics, and of the Elms College Captains Council Appreciation Award. The author of numerous articles in professional publications in the fields of physical education, recreation, and camping, Langlois also is a member of several national and international professional organizations in her fields.

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