Welcome Dean Sara Thompson
We are excited to welcome Sara Thompson this week as she begins her tenure as dean of the Division of Continuing Education and vice provost of Summer Session and Outreach and Engagement.
Dr. Thompson has more than 20 years of experience as a higher education leader. She earned her MBA from CU-Boulder and her PhD in educational and industrial psychology from Marquette University. She comes to us from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where she served as associate provost of New Program Initiatives for seven years and as dean of the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies for 13 years. The Metropolitan School of Professional Studies saw enrollments triple under Dr. Thompson’s direction as a result of the creation of CUA’s first fully online degree programs and 15 new professional master’s programs in sustainable design, business analysis, and community and regional planning, among others.
We look forward to taking advantage of Dr. Thompson’s experience and innovative leadership to sustain and build on the division’s mission to provide quality lifelong learning opportunities to a diverse student population.
Learn more about Dr. Sara Thompson’s appointment at CU Boulder.