"Dr. Kautzer's depth of experience and passion for academic affairs and development made her a natural choice for this position," Herzing University President Renee Herzing said. "She has been an invaluable asset to our team and will no doubt continue to help Herzing fulfill its mission of helping students maximize their full potential with career-oriented degree programs."
During her 25 years in academic leadership, Kautzer has focused on the application of technology to teaching and learning, faculty development and curriculum development.
"This is an exciting time at Herzing University as we continue to make higher education more accessible through our 11 campuses and online programs," Kautzer said. "As the university's chief academic officer, my mission is to ensure that Herzing remains a leading institution for career-oriented education in business, information technology, nursing and healthcare through strategic program enhancements as well as faculty and staff development."
Prior to joining Herzing University, Kautzer served as the chief academic officer at an educational corporation. She also had an 11-year tenure with another institution, where she held several leadership positions, including vice president of academic affairs and interim chief academic officer for 90 regionally and nationally accredited schools with 6,000 faculty members and 116,000 students.
Kautzer earned a Bachelor of Science in Comprehensive Science and Secondary Teaching from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She received a Master of Science in Education and Doctor of Education from Northern Illinois University.
About Herzing University
Herzing University, an accredited private nonprofit institution, encompasses 11 campuses in eight states, a continuing education division, an online division, and has a current enrollment of approximately 6,000 students. Founded in Milwaukee in 1965, today the University offers career-focused, convenient and caring education for master's, bachelor's, and associate degrees, diplomas and continuing education in the fields of nursing, technology, business, healthcare, design and public safety. In 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked Herzing University as one of the "Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs" nationally. Herzing University has also been recognized as a member of the 2015, 2016 and 2017 GI Jobs magazine list of "Military Friendly Schools." Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission; www.ncahlc.org or (800) 621-7440. More information about Herzing University is available at: www.herzing.edu.
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