Bea González, dean of University College, has been named to the University Professional Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) Board of Directors for the 2011/2012 term.
As a board member, González’s focus will be on opportunity and equity. UPCEA seeks to advance university professional and continuing education through its programs, publications, conferences, institutes, seminars and public advocacy. The Association’s members include public and private accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities, international universities, and nonprofit organizations with a significant commitment to professional and continuing higher education.
González joined SU in 1984 as an academic counselor in the Office of Opportunity Education and Research. Much of her tenure at SU was spent working in the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP). She was named executive director of HEOP and executive director of community and public services at University College in 1991, while continuing to serve as director of student administrative services.
In 2004, González was appointed interim dean of UC, and in 2007 was named dean.
She received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Binghamton University in 1978 and a master’s degree in public administration from the Maxwell School in 2004. She also earned a certificate in public administration at the Maxwell School.