Anne Heinz, dean of Continuing Education and Professional Studies and associate vice chancellor for Summer Session and Outreach and Engagement at CU-Boulder, will retire June 20, 2015, after 26 years at the university.
“Throughout her time at the university, Anne has been a champion for exploring ways to improve services to not only nontraditional students, but all students, and to demonstrate the value of the university to the state of Colorado,” Provost Russell Moore said. “Her passion and dedication will be greatly missed when she retires in June.”
Heinz began her career at CU-Boulder in 1989 as director of professional development and then was appointed dean of Continuing Education and associate vice chancellor for Summer Session in July 1996. Her duties were expanded to cover Outreach and Engagement in October 2009. In addition, she has held a faculty appointment in the School of Education since 1989.
Moore said that under her leadership, CU-Boulder has expanded summer offerings, introduced two new academic sessions to campus -- Maymester and Augmester -- and established the Faculty in Residence Summer Term (FIRST) program, which brings faculty from national and international universities to teach for the summer.
Heinz has received several honors for her service, including the CU-Boulder Women Who Make a Difference award and a Leeds School of Business service award, both given in 2005.
Heinz holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and master’s and doctoral degrees specializing in administration and higher and continuing education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Working in partnership with CU-Boulder schools and colleges, the dean of Continuing Education and associate vice chancellor for Summer Session and Outreach and Engagement serves degree and non-degree students and community members through a variety of credit and non-credit programs that are offered on and off campus using traditional classroom and technology-enhanced delivery systems. The division generates about 22,000 enrollments annually and Summer Session principally serves about 8,000 degree students. This past year, CU-Boulder Outreach and Engagement activities reached more than 346,000 community members, 72 school districts and 46 Colorado counties.