Charla Lewis

Sep 15, 2021

Panhandle State Communications

Charla Lewis Named Associate Dean, College of Arts & Education

Charla Lewis was named Associate Dean for the College of Arts and Education. She has taught at Oklahoma Panhandle State University since 2013. Her roles include the Department Chair of Music, Director of Instrumental Music, Director of Music Education, and an Assistant Professor.

As Associate Dean, Lewis will support the Dean of the College of Arts and Education in guiding the college and its programs to assure academic innovation, excellence, and student success.

Associate VP of Academic Affairs Dr. Brad Duren says “Professor Lewis is one of our most dedicated faculty members. Her love for and support of her students is unparalleled. She brings a wealth of talent and education to the position of Associate Dean.”

Charla Lewis received a Bachelor of Music Education with a vocal emphasis and an instrumental endorsement from OPSU, a Master of Music Education from Emporia State University, and is currently working towards a Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Leadership from Bradley University.

Lewis’s career after undergraduate school started at Forgan Public Schools, where she taught band. After that, she accepted the position at Goodwell Public Schools in the same capacity. Before teaching at Panhandle State, Charla taught band, choir, and other music and drama activities at Liberal Public Schools in Kansas.

She has always been excited to be a Panhandle State Aggie. Lewis commented, “Everyone works hard to serve the students and be that support that they need while they are here. We watch out for each other and help the students stay on track. Even the students look out for one another! It’s a special place!”

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