Nancy Coleman named dean of Division of Continuing Education

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 12:00 in Psychology & Sociology

Nancy Coleman will be the next dean of Harvard’s Division of Continuing Education (DCE), Claudine Gay, Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), announced today. Coleman will succeed Huntington D. Lambert, who retired from DCE last December after six years as dean. Coleman, the first woman to lead DCE as dean, will start in her new role next month. Professor Henry Leitner has been serving as interim dean since January. “Nancy is an accomplished and nationally recognized leader in professional, continuing, and online learning who leads with a passion for student success and a deep commitment to expanding access and opportunities for nontraditional learners from all backgrounds,” Gay said in her announcement. “Nancy will be an energetic builder and connecter, deepening ties between DCE and the rest of the FAS and committed to a transformative experience for all our students.” Coleman comes to Harvard from Wellesley College, where...

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