康斯坦斯·“康妮”·勒杜的书 3月1日开始担任伊隆总统, 2018, bringing more than 20 years of higher education leadership to the university. She was named Elon’s ninth president after serving as provost of The Citadel, 南卡罗来纳州军事学院, and previously serving 16 years as an Elon faculty member and senior administrator.
路易斯安那佃农的孙女, Book was instilled with a passion for teaching and learning. She has a deep belief in the transformative opportunities of higher education and a primary commitment to student growth and development. As a faculty member devoted to student engagement and success, she received Elon’s 2009 Ward Family Excellence in Mentoring Award.
Book is known as an entrepreneurial leader and innovator. In March 2015, she was named the first female provost and dean in The Citadel’s 175-year history. She served as the second-ranking official at the college, responsible for all academic functions. 她启动了新的护理项目, 工程, 网络安全, intelligence security and advanced STEM education that were supported by more than $15 million in new gifts, 拨款和国家拨款. New curricular offerings were designed with several business and government partners, 包括波音公司, 谷歌和美国.S. 国防部. Book also led development of online graduate programs to serve military and federal employees across the country, leading to record growth of The Citadel’s graduate college.
Book embraced her groundbreaking position as the highest-ranking female leader at The Citadel, which admitted its first female cadets in 1996. 与她的支持, The Citadel reached record enrollment for African-American, 女性和拉美裔一年级学生. 2018年1月，Book获得了博士学位. 小马丁·路德·金. Humanitarian Award from The Black History Intercollegiate Consortium in recognition of her contributions to the Charleston, S.C.，社区和城堡.
Book has been a leader in Elon’s development as a prominent national university. As Elon’s faculty fellow for strategic planning from 2008 to 2010, she coordinated a two-year process of creating the university’s Elon Commitment strategic plan with input from hundreds of university stakeholders. The 10-year plan includes eight themes that guide Elon’s drive for ever-higher quality. 做了五年的副教务长, Book spearheaded the complete redesign of career services and the establishment of the Student Professional Development Center, the creation and implementation of the residential campus plan, enrichments to Elon’s digital learning opportunities, development of the Study USA program and growth of civic engagement initiatives.
Book joined Elon’s faculty as assistant professor of communications in 1999, 新媒体课程教学, 广播政策, 新闻写作, 研究和生产. 2004年至2006年担任系主任, when she was named associate dean of the School of Communications. Among her responsibilities were the school’s accreditation, 教师发展, 实习项目的发展, the school’s advisory board and the establishment of the Elon in Los Angeles and the Elon in New York programs.
Book began her career as a television producer and reporter in Louisiana before transitioning to higher education. Prior to joining the Elon faculty, she served three years as assistant professor at Georgia College & 州立大学, one year as visiting professor at 北卡罗莱纳 州立大学, and two years as assistant professor at Meredith College in Raleigh, 北卡罗莱纳.
一个活跃的学者, she is the author of “Digital Television: DTV and the Consumer,” the first book dedicated to understanding how the transition from analog to digital television impacted consumers. Her work has received five first-place awards from 国家广播协会’ educational group and several research grants. She has appeared on panels at the Federal Communications Commission, 国家有线电视协会, 国家广播协会, the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors and regional cable television associations.
The 北卡罗莱纳 Association of Broadcasters recognized Book with an Outstanding Service and Leadership Award in 2009 for her assistance with the state’s transition to digital television. 她在美国国会作证.S. Senate Commerce Committee on the DTV transition in 2008 and that same year received a leadership citation from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors for research on the impact of state cable franchising in Texas.
As an advocate for transparency in government and open public records and meetings, 书的构思, established and served four years as executive director of 北卡罗莱纳’s Sunshine Center, 住在伦, and served two years as a board member for the center’s sponsoring group, 北卡罗来纳州开放政府联盟.
Book has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Louisiana 州立大学, a master’s degree in education administration and supervision from Northwestern 州立大学 (Louisiana), and a doctorate from the Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia.
Book的家人包括她的儿子, 乔书, 2017年银河游戏官方下载网毕业生, 和她的女儿, 贝拉的书, 2015年曼荷莲学院毕业生.