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Thomas More names Schutzman associate vice president for adult and graduate education

Thomas More College has named Carissa Schutzman as Associate Vice President for Adult and Graduate Education. Schutzman comes to TMC from Gateway Community and Technical College, where she has served as Vice President, Workforce Solutions since 2015.

Schutzman (file photo)

“This is a pivotal position for Thomas More College. Carissa’s extensive background in workforce and economic development in Northern Kentucky is exactly what we’ve been looking for,” said David A. Armstrong, J.D., president of Thomas More College. “As higher education continues to evolve to keep pace with technology, this position will build on TMC’s already established graduate and adult undergraduate programs, including online offerings.”

From 2012 to 2015, Schutzman was Gateway Community and Technical College’s Dean, Workforce Solutions and from 2009 to 2012, she served as Division Chair, Developmental Education and Orientation to College. Schutzman has also held professional development positions at Northern Kentucky Technical College and Northern Kentucky University.

“Carissa is an exceptional individual with a wealth of experience and a proven record in advancing educational opportunities for adult students in the Northern Kentucky and Tristate Region,” said Kathleen S. Jagger, Ph.D., Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College. “We look forward to having her lead our efforts in the areas of adult and graduate education at Thomas More College, so that we can increase our capacity to serve adults who are looking for values-based degree programs.”

Schutzman will oversee the College’s Center for Adult and Professional Education (CAPE), including the Thomas More Accelerated Programs (TAP).

“I am very excited about joining the Thomas More College team and look forward to working with staff, faculty, and students in the adult and graduate education programs,” said Carissa Schutzman. “Some of these programs are well-known in the community and provide a solid foundation for continued innovation and expansion.”

Schutzman is currently a doctoral candidate at University of Kentucky in area of Educational Policy and Evaluation in Higher Education. She earned her master’s degree in English from NKU and her undergraduate degree in English and Education from Centre College.

She began her career in Northern Kentucky as a teacher at Simon Kenton High School where she was awarded Teacher of the Year. She has also been a small business owner, photographer, editor, and writer in addition to being a college professor.

Schutzman beings with Thomas More College August 28.

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