Latest episode of EMU Today TV features new dean of the College of Education; director of the EMU Civil Rights and Social Justice Center

Mark S. Lee interviews Ryan Evely Gildersleeve virtually on EMU Today TV

YPSILANTI --  The latest episode of EMU Today TV introduces Eastern Michigan University’s new dean of the College of Education, Ryan Evely Gildersleeve. Segment two of the program provides insights into the University/community initiative, “60 Years of Civil Rights,” under the leadership of Political Science Professor Barbara Patrick, director of the EMU Civil Rights and Social Justice Center.

Dean Gildersleeve joined the University in July 2022 and has brought great energy to Eastern’s College of Education, while embracing the outstanding history of the College as one of the leading developers of teachers and school administrators in Michigan. In the segment, he discusses how that foundation is the launching point for Eastern educators to become even more invested in communities and support future educators throughout the region. 

The University’s Civil Rights and Social Justice Center was established in March 2022. The Center recently launched a three-part speaker series, “60 Years of Civil Rights: From the Church House to Social Media, the Struggle Continues.” During the EMU Today TV segment, Professor Patrick discusses the series and the importance of the program as we reflect on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month in February.

Now in its sixth season, EMU Today TV, produced by the University’s Division of Communications, highlights positive programs, events and initiatives at Eastern.

Mark S. Lee, host of CBS Radio’s Small Talk with Mark S. Lee, is the host of EMU Today TV. Lee is an Eastern Michigan University alumnus, and part-time lecturer of Marketing at Eastern. He is an entrepreneur, Crain's Detroit blogger and frequent contributor to various Detroit-area media outlets on business topics.

This episode, and previous editions can be viewed on the University's YouTube channel.

About Eastern Michigan University
Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 14,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and its graduate school. National publications regularly recognize EMU for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. Visit the University’s rankings and points of pride websites to learn more. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website. To stay up to date on University news, activities and announcements, visit EMU Today.

January 18, 2023

Written by:
Walter Kraft

Melissa Thrasher