Gwen Hillesheim has been named as provost at kendall College. Hillesheim will serve as the academic leader of the Chicago-based institution that offers degrees in business, culinary arts, early childhood education and hospitality management. She replaces Karen Gersten, president of Kendall College, who served as provost for the last four years. Hillesheim has more than 30 years of experience as an academic administrator with extensive expertise in policy development and implementation, student services, academic oversight, assessment, faculty management, curriculum review and accreditation processes. She previously was vice provost at Colorado Technical University. Hillesheim also has managed undergraduate and graduate programs and levels in public, private and land grant institutions and taught at the high school and college levels. She has a B.S. in open studies and an M.S. in education and counseling from Minnesota State University and an Ed.D. in educational leadership from the University of St. Thomas.
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