Appalachian State University names new education dean

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BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University has named Louis B. Gallien Jr. as the new dean of the Reich College of Education. He replaces Charles Duke, who is retiring after 18 years at the university.

Gallien was the dean of the School of Education and Human Services at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich.

He will lead a school that has about 1,700 undergraduate students, 1,000 graduate students and more than 100 faculty members.

The school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. It also offers programs that lead to certificates and licenses.

Gallien has a master of arts in history and a doctor of education in educational policy, administration and research from UNC Greensboro.

He began his educational career in Indiana as a public school teacher. He taught at the college level in Mississippi, Kentucky and Illinois.

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