Loretta Prater

PHD | Chairperson, Term: 2017–2020

Loretta Prater recently retired from Southeast Missouri State University, where she served as the dean of the College of Health and Human Services for nearly a decade. She received her PhD in Human Ecology (Child and Family Studies) with a minor in Educational Leadership from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She has acted on numerous boards in different capacities, including with the United Way of Southeast Missouri, where she served as both president and vice president.