Dr. Kitty Kautzer has been appointed as Provost of Academic Affairs for Herzing University, an accredited private nonprofit institution with 11 campuses in eight states and an online division.
Kautzer, who most recently served as Herzing’s Vice Provost, provides strategic leadership on all educational affairs, including curriculum development, assessment of student learning, instructional delivery and library resources and services. Kautzer also oversees academic policy, registration, support services and faculty management.
“Dr. Kautzer’s depth of experience and passion for academic affairs and development made her a natural choice for this position,” Herzing University President Renee Herzing said. “She has been an invaluable asset to our team and will no doubt continue to help Herzing fulfill its mission of helping students maximize their full potential with career-oriented degree programs.”
During her 25 years in academic leadership, Kautzer has focused on the application of technology to teaching and learning, faculty development and curriculum development.
“This is an exciting time at Herzing University as we continue to make higher education more accessible through our 11 campuses and online programs,” Kautzer said. “As the university’s chief academic officer, my mission is to ensure that Herzing remains a leading institution for career-oriented education in business, information technology, nursing and healthcare through strategic program enhancements as well as faculty and staff development.”
Prior to joining Herzing University, Kautzer served as the chief academic officer at an educational corporation. She also had an 11-year tenure with another institution, where she held several leadership positions, including vice president of academic affairs and interim chief academic officer for 90 regionally and nationally accredited schools with 6,000 faculty members and 116,000 students.
Kautzer earned a Bachelor of Science in Comprehensive Science and Secondary Teaching from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She received a Master of Science in Education and Doctor of Education from Northern Illinois University.