Associate Dean for the College of Arts and Education at Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Dr. Charla Lewis recently earned a Doctorate of Education from Bradley University with an emphasis on “Educational Leadership in Higher Education”. Lewis believes in continuing one’s education for their entire life by doing things like reading books, watching documentaries, taking classes, and listening or observing people’s experiences. She overcame many obstacles in order to obtain this degree.

“I toyed with the idea of getting my doctorate off and on throughout my life,” Lewis stated. “No one in my family had ever earned one before. I finally decided to take the plunge in the summer of 2020. I had some trepidation because of COVID, but I decided to give it a shot anyway.”

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