On The Move
Clemson names director of National Dropout Prevention Center
Jul 25, 2012
CLEMSON, SC - July 25, 2012 - Clemson University has named Beth Reynolds director of the National Dropout Prevention Center.
Reynolds has 37 years of experience in education at all levels and positions including teacher, high school principal, district assistant superintendent, state level consultant, adjunct professor and author.
Reynolds comes to Clemson from Pioneer Regional Education Service Agency (RESA), an office of the Georgia Department of Education, where she worked as a performance consultant. Prior to that, she worked as assistant superintendent for leadership development and school administration for Bibb County, Ga. Throughout her career, she has held various teaching and administration positions at schools in South Carolina and Georgia.
“Dr. Reynolds brings an extensive background in public education leadership and program management that is ideally suited to advance the goals of the National Dropout Prevention Center,” said Larry Allen, dean of the College of Health, Education and Human Development. “We are lucky to find a person with the experience and passion for addressing a very serious issue facing all communities and the public education system across the country.”
Reynolds earned a Bachelor of Arts in English/Education, a Master of Education, an Education Specialist certification in Educational Administration and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration, all from the University of South Carolina.
Founded in 1986 with Clemson University as its base, the National Dropout Prevention Center is a clearinghouse for issues related to dropout prevention and offers strategies to increase American high school graduation rates.
Through research initiatives, publications and professional development activities, the National Dropout Prevention Center works to increase awareness of successful programs and policies and also to improve educational opportunities for young people across the country.