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Caroline Le Named Gainesville Education Center Director for Saint Leo University

Caroline Le Named Gainesville Education Center Director for Saint Leo University

Dr. Caroline Le has joined the Saint Leo University Gainesville Education Center as its new director.

Le has served as an assistant professor of English since 2014 at Beacon College and as an adjunct instructor of English since 2011 at Lake-Sumter State College, both in Leesburg, FL.

At Beacon College, which specializes in educating students with different needs and learning styles, Le was the coordinator of the Writing Center from August 2010 to May 2013. She coordinated daily Writing Center operations and helped students with learning disabilities in development of writing skills using assistive technology.

Le lives in Gainesville and knows the area well, said Stephen Hess, assistant vice president of Continuing Education Florida Region.

“Caroline has a strong desire to make an impact on student learning and faculty development in an administrative capacity as center director,” Hess said. “She will continue the Gainesville Education Center’s student-centered focus and work to ensure students benefit from small class sizes.”

“The Gainesville Education Center is dedicated to providing individualized, high-quality instruction within a supportive community of belonging,” Le said.

The new director has her master’s in education from the University of Central Florida and her doctorate in education from Nova Southeastern University. Prior to being conferred those degrees, she earned an associate degree in psychology from Valencia College and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida.

“Like many of our students, I first earned my associate degree before transferring to a university,” Le said. “I completed my master’s and doctorate degrees while working full time, and have firsthand understanding of our nontraditional students’ needs.”

Saint Leo University is a regionally accredited, liberal-arts-based institution known for an inclusive Catholic heritage, enduring values, and capacity for innovation. The school was chartered in 1889 by Catholic Benedictine monks in rural Pasco County, FL, making Saint Leo the first Catholic college in the state.

Hallmarks of the Gainesville Education Center are access and convenience. Classes are available when students, mainly adult learners, need them. Saint Leo Magnolia Parke offers 10,000-square-feet of classroom space, a computer lab, and more at 4650 N.W. 39th Place, Suite B, Gainesville, FL 32606. The center also has a location at Santa Fe College, 3000 N.W. 83rd St., Suite 212, Gainesville, FL 32606-6210. For information, call (352) 367-1192.

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