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Sue Maes to head DCE

Thursday, January 15, 2009

maesSue Maes has been named dean of the Division of Continuing Education at K-State. With Virginia Moxley, she is co-founder and co-director of the Institute for Academic Alliances, working with faculty teams to build online master's degree programs in family financial planning, gerontology, youth development, merchandising and community development.

Dr. Maes helped develop the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance. She was a co-founder of the Rural Clearinghouse for Lifelong Education and Development in 1984, a national effort to improve rural access to education. She also helped design the Kansas Center for Rural Initiatives, a rural assistance center at K-State that was created to serve rural communities in the areas of economic development, leadership, micro-enterprise and strategic planning.

In 2000, Maes was elected to the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame. Maes received a master's in family and child development from K-State.

This article was posted on Thursday, January 15, 2009, and is filed under College News.