Postprint version. Published in UCEA Review, Volume 17, Issue 2, Spring April 1, 2001, pages 16-19. Copyright 2001 University Council for Educational Administration.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author George Petersen was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
The primary purpose of a UCEA Program Center is to work in a target area of interest over a substantial period of time through identifying and linking the interests and resources of UCEA-member and non-member institutions, school districts, and governmental agencies. Currently UCEA has eight program centers. Each of these centers has contributed greatly to UCEA’s mission through their involvement of faculty in timely and significant work in focused areas of inquiry. The presence of these centers has also added a vibrant dimension to their respective departmental academic activities. They have made substantial contributions to knowledge production and the exchange of ideas in the field of educational administration and the varied organizations served by educational leaders. In this issue of the UCEA Review we will share with our colleagues the focus, strengths, and contributions recently made by each of these centers.