APL nextED Mini-Pod
APL nextED is pleased to announce the launch of our new podcast, APL nextED Mini-Pod, where for a few minutes each week, academic leaders will share insights and perspectives on the most important issues and opportunities facing academic teams. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, and iHeartRadio.
This week on the APL nextED Mini-Pod, Herzing University President Renée Herzing talks about the ways leadership can support and shepherd both traditional and nontraditional learners along the path towards degree completion.
How do institutions adapt to ever-changing learner demographics? Herzing University believes part of the key is meeting students where they are. Herzing has been serving students since 1965 and launched their online campus in 2003 to provide support and more accessible learning opportunities to nontraditional students. As a former online learner, President Herzing uses her experience to continually advocate for the growth of the institution to support all students.
Hear how President Herzing is continuing the University’s focus on innovation and empathetic leadership for holistic support of their students.
Renée Herzing was named President of Herzing University in 2009. President Herzing has played a pivotal role in the growth of Herzing University, which was founded with 12 students in 1965 and now has almost 7,000 across the U.S. Renée joined Herzing in 1999 and served in several student-focused positions including Registrar, Director of Admissions and President of the Online Campus. She launched the system’s online offerings in 2000 and established the Online Campus in 2003. As Executive Vice President from 2004 to 2009, she oversaw Herzing’s online, strategic planning, IT, and growth initiatives and helped lead enrollment increases in healthcare and graduate programs.
Before joining Herzing and after her undergraduate studies, Renée taught at and worked for various educational organizations in Europe. She was an early online student, starting her MBA program in Europe in 1997 and completing it after joining Herzing. She is the co-author of Troubleshooting Your Business English, published in 2000, which helps native German speakers perfect their business English.