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Randy Lindsey Honored by NCPEA

We are excited to announce that Randy has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Living Legend award for the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA). This award recognizes and honors service, scholarship, and overall contribution to NCPEA and the field of education. The following is quoted from the letter Randy received from the Executive Director of NCPEA, James Berry:

The criteria for the award are outlined below and were the basis upon which this honor is bestowed:

1. Living a life that inspires others;

2. Exemplary service to NCPEA;

3. A model of genuine care, ethics and professionalism in service to education;

4. Dedication to research, teaching and service to the professions;

5. Significant contributions to the field of educational administration.

You now join a group of recognized professionals as NCPEA Living Legends who have shaped education administration, teaching and learning nationally and internationally. 

As you can well imagine, we share this announcement with you as an acknowledgement of Randy’s life-long commitment to equity, access, and social justice in education and organizations that serve communities. Randy often says his main interest is to support the “unfolding of the democracy” through public education. All of us at CAPEA including his wife and fellow educational administration scholar, Delores, are equally proud of his efforts, commitment, passion, and service.


The Annual CAPEA Fall Conference will be held at the Catamaran Hotel on beautiful Mission Bay in San Diego, October 7-8, 2016. Our dynamic keynote speaker, UCSD Professor Alan J. Daley, will inform and entertain as he invigorates our thinking around the conference theme of “Connecting for Success.”  See the links to register for the conference and the Call for Proposals below.  The Catamaran has a few remaining CAPEA rooms on Friday night at the $179 price.  Apparently their weekend rates are more than this is a great offer!  Make your reservation now by calling the Catamaran Hotel at (858) 488-1081.

CLICK HERE to register for the CAPEA Fall Conference.

The CAPEA fall conference deadline for roundtable and doctoral poster session proposals has been extended to September 12.  CAPEA is a wonderfully supportive and collegial environment to present faculty research and doctoral students' posters.  Click here to find the CAPEA Proposal Form.

We hope you will consider a proposal submission and join us at the Conference October 7-8 in San Diego!

Event Fees:

  • CAPEA Member $109
  • Non-CAPEA Member $159
  • Graduate Student $80
  • Doctoral Student (Poster Session Only) $35


Friday, October 7: Registration from 10:30 -11:15
Followed by Keynote & Luncheon, CTC Update, Business Meeting and Breakout Sessions
Dinner at Fat Fish Cantina Grill - 6 p.m.

Saturday, October 8: Breakfast Buffet at 8 - 8:30 a.m.
Followed by CTC Panel on APA, Breakout Sessions, & CTC Reflection/Feedback
Conference concludes at 11:30 a.m.
Board Meeting 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

CAPEA Nomination Form (for Self or Colleague)

2016-2017 CAPEA Board

CAPEA is seeking nominations of candidates to serve as CAPEA officers and Board members in 2016-2017.  To be eligible for office, a candidate shall have been a CAPEA member for at least one year and shall be an active member, i.e., a dues paying member for the past year of CAPEA at the time of election. Nominees shall not campaign for election. However, all nominees shall provide a brief background description to the nominating committee for distribution to the voting members to include the candidate’s years of membership in CAPEA, roles (past and present) in CAPEA, and a statement describing interest in running for office and what candidate hopes to contribute to CAPEA mission.

If you are interested in running for an office, or in nominating another CAPEA member, please complete the nomination form here, scan and email directly to Linda Purrington and Delores Lindsey by September 9, 2016 (Friday) at;

Yours in CAPEA,
Nomination Committee

Dr. Delores Lindsey, Dr. Linda Purrington, Dr. Wayne Padover, & Dr. Louis Wildman