In its 50-year history, the USF College of Education has been led by six deans. Each dean brought to the college his or her own unique philosophy and administrative styles. The deans who have served were attracted to the College of Education because of the strength and quality of the faculty, staff, students and programs offered at USF. All of the deans stressed the preparation of quality teachers, administrators, and other professionals dedicated to working in the field of education. Each dean has also increased and supported opportunities for faculty and student research and to serve in a wide range of capacities within the field of education in Florida, the United States, and around the world.