Dr. Frank B. Ashley III, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Senior Professor at the Bush School, was among thirty-three individuals cited as transformational leaders in education during the April 26 meeting of the TAMU College of Education Dean’s Roundtable. Ashley also gave the keynote address for the meeting.
For the past twenty-eight years, the College has acknowledged and celebrated educators across the state. Since 1991, more than 600 individuals have been honored for their dedicated leadership and service to their communities.
The 2019 honorees include superintendents, administrators, classroom teachers, professors, and those professionals who have devoted their careers to helping others. Dr. Ashley is one of eight Texas A&M faculty members honored by the Roundtable this year. Other honorees include teachers and administrators from schools and agencies across the state at all levels—elementary through high school—as well as a county judge, a health resource director, and a director of a retirement residence.
Honorees are selected for their commitment to improving educational opportunities and providing outstanding service to their school and/or community. The event is also a fundraiser to support scholarships, programs, and other College initiatives, with more than $450,000 raised since its inception.
In accepting the award, Ashley said, “It was truly an honor to be recognized by the Texas A&M college where I began my career as an assistant professor thirty-three years ago and also served as an associate dean.
Bush School Dean Mark Welsh congratulated Ashley on the recognition by his peers and colleagues. “Throughout his career, Frank has always put students first, whether as a teacher, university faculty member, or an academic administrator,” he said. “The Bush School is fortunate to have such a respected academician leading our educational and research endeavors.”