Dr. Caitlin Riegel, assistant professor in Niagara University’s College of Education, was appointed president of the International Society for Educational Planners at its annual conference on Oct. 13, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Riegel has been a member of the organization, which was established in 1970 to foster the professional knowledge and interests of educational planners, since 2017, and has held positions as a board member and vice president.

“As the newly appointed president of ISEP, I am committed to realizing its mission to improve education through the application of planning processes,” Dr. Riegel said. “Through targeted initiatives that promote global partnerships with educational institutions, governmental bodies, and nonprofit organizations worldwide, as well as those that advocate for equitable access to the society’s research and knowledge exchange for all individuals, especially those from marginalized communities and underprivileged regions, ISEP will strive to reduce educational disparities and promote inclusivity in educational policies and practices, as well as empower educational leaders to navigate complex challenges and drive positive change in the global educational system.”

Also at the conference, Niagara University students and faculty, including Dr. Walter Polka, Dr. Rob Leone, Dr. Elizabeth Falzone, and Dr. Sushma Marwaha, presented their research.