Extended Education and Professional Development

The MASU Extended Education and Professional Development (EEPD) Committee represents one of the most innovative functions of public universities. These entrepreneurial officers are engaged in bringing education to groups beyond the “traditional” 18-22 year old student – working adults, online learners, retirees, and lifelong learners of all sorts. The EEPD Committee directs its attention to matters involving many topics in continuing education, including such issues as credentialing and educational attainment, workforce alignment, corporate partnerships, online learning, and regional competitiveness. In many ways, the EEPDs are the futurists of the academy.

As with all MASU committees, during their convenings, members of the EEPD Committee provide insight on the implications of current state and federal policy issues and fiscal dynamics affecting Michigan’s public universities. Contemporary higher education topics and trends are examined through the lens of extended education and professional development, with strategic consideration given to such factors as automation, innovation and educational technology, alignment between the academy and the workforce, and demographic change.

Extended Education and Professional Development

Central Michigan University
Dr. Betty Kirby, Vice President Innovation and Online
802 Industrial Drive
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
(989) 774-2133

Dr. Kaleb G. Patrick, Associate Vice President Innovation and Online
802 Industrial Drive
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48859
(989) 774-3144

Eastern Michigan University
Elizabeth Stoner, Director, Business Engagement and Noncredit
203 Boone
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 487-9043

Ferris State University
Steve Reifert, Dean
Extended & International Operations
410 Oak Street, Alumni 117
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 591-2548

Justin Faris, Director Capital Area Region
Lansing Community College University Center
210 W. Shiawassee
Lansing, Michigan 48901-7210
(517) 483-9723

Grand Valley State University
Kate VanDerKolk, Director of Prior Learning Assessment and Adult Programs
301 West Fulton, 718 Eberhard Center
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 331-7364

Lucas Treadwell , Director of Continuing and Workforce Education
718 Eberhard Center
Grand Rapids, 49504
(616) 331-7180

Michigan State University
Kimberly Blair Chambers, Associate Registrar
180 Administration Building
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 355-9675

Gerald S. Rhead, Director, Academic Entrepreneurship
Global Learning Solutions, Kellogg Center
1407 S. Harrison Road 301 Nisbet Building Room 312 C
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
(517) 432-9186

Michigan Technological University
David Lawrence, Vice President for Global Campus and Continuing Education
1400 Townsend Drive
Lakeshore Center
Houghton, MI 49931

Rick Berkey, Director of Global Campus & Continuing Education
Administration Building 411
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, Michigan 49931
(906) 487-3569

Northern Michigan University
Dr. Steve VandenAvond, Vice President for Extended Learning and Community Engagement
Cohodas Hall 603
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855
(906) 227-6767

Stephanie Zadroga-Langlois, Director, Continuing Education and Workforce Development
204 Jacobetti Complex
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, Michigan 49855-5310
(906) 227-1683

Oakland University
Lori Crose, Director
440 J. Pawley Hall
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(248) 370-4861

Saginaw Valley State University
Susan Brasseur, (Chair) Director
Continuing Education and External Project Management
7400 Bay Road, Hall 204
University Center, MI 48710
(989) 964-6016

Jamie Garcia, Special Projects Coordinator
7400 Bay Road
Curtiss Hall 150
University Center, Michigan 48710
(989) 964-2520

University of Michigan
Sarah Dysart, Director, Online and Hybrid Programs
500 E. Washington, Suite B
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2057
(734) 763-2900

University of Michigan - Flint
Nick Gaspar, Director of Distance Learning
432 N. Saginaw Street
Suite 202
Flint, 48502
(810) 241-4053

Wayne State University
Dr. Ahmad Ezzeddine, Associate Vice President
Educational Outreach and International Programs
5057 Woodward Ave., Suite 3101
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 577-4450

Western Michigan University
Joanne Roehm, Executive Director of Technology
1903 West Michigan Avenue
MI 48008
(269) 387-4198

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