January 22, 2013

Open forum for fourth Student Success finalist set

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A fourth candidate seeking to become coordinator for Student Success Courses at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will meet the campus community in an open forum and visit later this week.

Lanel Love, owner of Love’s Child Wellness and Learning Academy in Carbondale, will present from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24, in Woody Hall, room B202. 

Three additional candidates participated in similar open forums earlier this month.  The open forums give each candidate an opportunity to present their vision of the challenges and opportunities for improving student success and retention at SIU Carbondale.  As with the earlier candidates, Love will also present on the topic of “Academic and Developmental Arguments for Student Success Courses.”

The presentation is open to the public.

Love is also a remote faculty member for LearningCounts.org Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) in Chicago.  Love provides evaluations and credit recommendations according to CAEL standards for assessing learning and in accordance with the level expected of a regionally accredited institution.  She is involved in faculty development activities and with the ongoing purpose and mission of Prior Learning Assessment, a CAEL program.

As owner of Love’s Child Wellness and Learning Academy, Love is directly involved with all aspects of the business, including the educational programming and curriculum, hiring and personnel management, budgeting, and maintaining compliance with state licensing and other regulations.  Her current business began in 2012, following from her business, Love’s Home Child Care in Carbondale, which she owned and operated beginning in 2008.

Other finalists for the position of coordinator are: Amber L. Manning, graduate assistant for University College and Saluki First Year at SIU Carbondale; Nicholas Weshinskey, a former instructor and graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Educational Administration and Higher Education at SIU Carbondale, and Jeffrey Woodward, a retired lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Army.