Leiter Heads International Continuing Ed Association

KNOXVILLE — Dr. Robert Leiter, dean of the University of Tennessee’s Outreach and Continuing Education division, has been elected president of the Association for Continuing Higher Education.

Dr. Bob Leiter

Leiter, who has been involved in ACHE leadership, planning and policy governance for many years, was inducted at November-s international conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Leiter manages UT’s departments of Distance Education and Independent Study, the English Language Institute, the University Evening School and Summer School, Professional and Personal Development, Special Programs, UT Conferences and the UT Conference Center.

As president of ACHE, he will focus on the organization-s new strategic objectives as well as preside over the 64th annual conference to be held in Birmingham, Alabama next November.

In 2002, he will emphasize technology, marketing and communications and his 2002 theme, “Pathways to Success: Teamwork, Leadership and Change.”

ACHE is an international organization of colleges, universities and individuals dedicated to lifelong learning and excellence in continuing education.

Founded in 1939, the association includes 626 institutions and 2000 individual members from 47 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and 11 foreign countries.