As Provost, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. J. Kim McNutt as the new Dean of the College of Extended and International Education. Mr. McNutt comes to us after having been the Assistant Vice President for Continuing Education from Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) located in San Antonio and Houston, where he oversaw a staff of 20 professional and technical staff including campus directors in Houston and Harlingen. Over the past five years, Kim led the expansion of academic programs at his former campus, as well as expanded offerings to two other offsite campus locations to deliver bachelors, masters and Ph.D. programs. In addition, he spearheaded the growth of six online programs at OLLU to provide greater access to high quality degrees for students who were place bound that enrolled over 500 students and generated $3.5 million in revenue. In addition, he launched an innovative fast track 2 + 2 degree completion program with Alamo Community College. In total, adult and non-traditional programs generated roughly $8 million in gross tuition revenue at that institution.
Mr. McNutt has held academic leadership positions for 20 years, including Dean of Extended Education at California Maritime Academy, Director of Online Programs at Arizona State University, Director of Distance Education at Southern Methodist University and Instructional TV Manager at New Mexico State University. He also taught at Scottsdale Community College. He earned his B.A. from New Mexico State University in Journalism and Mass Communications and his Master’s in Communications from Southern Methodist University.
He is a first-generation college student and the first in his family to earn a bachelor and master’s degree. This background drives his passion to expand access to underserved populations, including adult, returning and non-traditional students. He has presented at national conferences and currently holds membership in national continuing education organizations.
I also want to acknowledge and thank extend my sincere thanks to all of the members of the CEIE Dean’s Search Committee for their excellent work.
Mr. McNutt will officially arrive on our campus on July 1, 2014. So please join me in welcoming Kim McNutt as the newest member of our CSU Dominguez Hills family!
Ellen Junn, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
California State University, Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747