Dr. Debora Dragseth, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs at DSU, explained the significance of the change.
“Two years ago, the Department of Business took on graduate programs and requested to be the School of Business. It’s a little more prestigious, and typically with graduate programs, you want to have more prestige,” she said. “The Department of Education now has two different graduate programs … which put them on par with the School of Business, and a typical school within a university would have graduate programs, so the request was made to the president’s cabinet to have a name change from the Department of Education to the School of Education.”
The university started its first graduate program in education in the fall of 2018,