Ashland University Education Professor Receives Leadership Award

Ashland University Education Professor Receives Leadership Award

4/27/17 ASHLAND, Ohio – Dr. Carol Engler, associate professor of education at Ashland University, has received the first ever Exemplary Leadership Award presented by the Ohio Council of Professors of Education (OCPEA). Engler received the award at the Spring Conference of OCPEA held on April 21 in Columbus for her “enthusiasm, vision and commitment to educational leadership.”

This leadership award is being named the Carol Engler Exemplary Leadership Award and will be awarded annually to someone from an exemplary school and/or district providing leadership in the field of education.

“In recognition of 10 years of progress and collaborative growth, the Ohio Council of Professors of Educational Administration is establishing an annual award to honor and recognize the incomparable efforts of our founder Dr. Carol Engler,” the award noted.

The award also noted that at a time when those who work in educational leadership within Ohio’s graduate education programs were experiencing great uncertainty as they faced perpetual changes around accreditation and accountability, Dr. Engler envisioned a collaborative among the institutions that could provide reassurance and stability.

“Carol stepped forward to forge the organization supported by a small grant from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. In her winning way, she persuaded people to join the effort and within one year organized the first OCPEA conference held at Ashland University in 2006. Before we knew it we had a newsletter and website,” the award continued.

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.                                                                                ###