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Dean's Welcome

Welcome to Saginaw Valley State University!

James E. Tarr, Ph.D.

The Saginaw Valley State University College of Education is a unique place, where engaged educators and administrators come to learn. We partner with colleagues across campus, in the government, education, and nonprofit sectors to leverage resources to make a difference. In partnership with local school districts and the surrounding communities, the College of Education faculty create excellent educational experiences and unique programs that address the needs of those communities.

Building on our place at the center of the Great Lakes Bay Region in Michigan, the College of Education strives to be a leader in transformative and multi-disciplinary education.

The faculty and staff in SVSU’s College of Education are committed to serving all students across the College, the University, and throughout the region. The personalized attention in the classroom, service learning, and study abroad opportunities, as well as our caring environment, allows for a high level of interaction between students and faculty. We aspire to be the best at what we do. Visit us, contact us, and get to know us.

Dr. James Tarr
Dean, College of Education

Contact Us
(989) 964-4057(989) 964-4057
Toll-free: 1-800-968-2540


James E. Tarr, Ph.D.

Acting Assistant Dean & Professor

Colleen D'Arcy, Ph.D.


College of Education Dean's Office
Gilbertson Hall, North 275
University Center, MI 48710


8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.