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
Al Zainea, Director of Academic and Professional Programs
195 Ojibway Ct.
EHS 486
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
(989) 774-3616

Eastern Michigan University
Colleen Marks, Director, Graduate Admissions
Off Campus, Extended Programs
246 McKenny Hall
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 487-3691

Elizabeth Stoner, Director, Business Engagement and Noncredit
203 Boone
Ypsilanti, Michigan 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
Dr. Simone Jonaitis, Executive Director
301 West Fulton, 718 Eberhard Center
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 331-7360

Melissa Peraino, Director
Educational Outreach for the Center for Adult and Continuing Studies
718 Eberhard Center, 301 W. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, Michigan 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 of Online and Continuing Education
1400 Townsend Drive
Lakeshore Center
Houghton, MI 49931

Chad Arney , Director of Strategic Initiatives
219 Van Pelt and Opie Library
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, Michigan 49931
(906) 487-4321
Northern Michigan University
Steve VandenAvond, (Chair) 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, Director
Continuing Education and External Project Management
7400 Bay Road, Hall 204
University Center, MI 48710
(989) 964-6016

Kayla Pionk, Special Projects Coordinator
Curtiss Hall 150
7400 Bay Road
University Center, Michigan 48710
University of Michigan
Noni Korf, Director
Learning Experience Design & Media, Office of Academic Innovation
500 E. Washington, Suite B
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2057
(734) 763-2900

Sarah Dysart, Director, Online and Hybrid Programs
500 E. Washington, Suite B
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
University of Michigan - Flint
Paula Nas, Director of University Outreach
432 N. Saginaw Street
Suite 202
Flint, MI 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

Michael Kelly, Associate Director
Executive & Professional Development
5057 Woodward Ave., Suite 3101
Detroit, Michigan 48202
(313) 577-6581
Western Michigan University
Dr. Ed Martini, Associate Provost/Extended University Programs
1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 48808
(269) 387-4202

Andrew Holmes, Executive Director of Technology
1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, Michigan 48008
(269) 387-4198

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