Dr. Cindy K. Guillaume
Dean, School of Education
"Courage is the first of human virtues because it makes all others possible." - Aristotle
Dr. Guillaume has been in the education field for over 25 years. She has been a classroom teacher and assistant director in the public and private school systems primarily in the area of special education. She has also served as an Administrator, Principal, full-time faculty member, and subsequently Dean. Prior to joining Northcentral University, Dr. Guillaume held Academic Senior Leadership positions as Dean for the College of Education at Grand Canyon University (GCU) and Director of Academic Affairs/Regional Assistant Dean for the College of Education at University of Phoenix (UOP). During her term as Regional Assistant Dean, she led both the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) accreditation and approval processes at the UOP Online Campus in direct collaboration and cooperation with the Corporate Dean’s Office. Dr. Guillaume has received numerous awards for her exemplary performance as an educator. Dr. Guillaume was named in Cambridge Who’s Who 2010 Top 101 Industry Experts in the area of Academic Administration.
Dr. Guillaume earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education/Special Education and a Master of Education degree from Arizona State University. She holds an Administrative Certificate from University of Phoenix and earned her Ed.D in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, where her dissertation was titled, “Inclusion Relationships: Collaboration in the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Process.”
In addition to Dr. Guillaume’s lifelong education interests, she is an active community member and has traveled abroad. She participates and presents at many local, state, and national conferences and organizations. Her professional goals include, but are not limited to, promoting servant leadership and lifelong learning in educational communities.