Fred Litton, who holds the Jack and Sue Ellen Jackson Endowed Professorship at Louisiana State University at Alexandria, will become the next dean of the University of Houston-Victoria School of Education & Human Development.

Litton has worked at LSUA since 2004, first as founding dean of the College of Professional Studies and then as a professor of special education. Prior to that, he served as dean of the College of Education at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and interim dean of the College of Education at the University of Central Arkansas. He rose through the academic ranks at the University of New Orleans, serving as department chair of special education and associate dean of the Graduate School.

His education career spans more than 40 years and includes work as a junior high and high school special education teacher in Bossier City, La., and eight years of service on the St. Tammany Parish School Board in Covington, La.

For the past 20 years, Litton has served as a grant reviewer for the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education. He also was appointed by then-Gov. Mike Huckabee to the Arkansas State Council on Education Accountability for two years.

Litton earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and a master’s degree in special education from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La. His Doctor of Education is from the University of Northern Colorado.

Diane Prince, a professor in the School of Education & Human Development, will continue to serve as the school’s interim dean until Litton arrives.

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