The Contra Costa Times reported that Saint Mary's College graduated its first three doctoral students. Susan Craig, Kristen Anne Elgen and Carolyn Frederick received doctorates of education in educational leadership. The article quoted Dr. Kaetlyn Lad, director of Saint Mary's Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, as saying that the program began in 2000 in response to a shortage of such programs in the state.
"There is a scarcity of opportunities for students," Lad said, "and we have a need for more education leaders to have doctorates."
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