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Provost Names Hogue Vice Provost for Extended Studies at UCM

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG, MO (April 13, 2015) – Following a national search process that began prior to the spring 2015 semester, the University of Central Missouri has named university alumna and longtime staff member Laurel Hogue as the new Vice Provost for Extended Studies. Her duties begin July 1.

Laurel Hogue
Laurel Hogue

In addition to supervisory responsibilities with regard to Extended Studies personnel, the vice provost will support the university’s vision for enrollment and retention, lead marketing and promotion efforts, and direct fiscal operations for Extended Studies. Duties also include budget planning and resource allocation, conducting cost analyses to ensure self-sustaining and revenue-generating operations for Extended Campus, distance learning, the Missouri Innovation Campus, and UCM - Lee’s Summit.

Deborah Curtis, provost-chief learning officer, announced Hogue’s appointment. She noted, “We look forward to the contributions that Laurel will be making to the work of Vice Provost for Extended Studies. She is a highly competent leader who will provide the future vision for Extended Studies.”

Hogue has served since 2012 as Director of Extended Studies, and also has served since August 2014 as Interim Director of the International Center. She joined the UCM professional staff in September 2003 as Assistant Director of Extended Studies and Summer Sessions. As director, she is responsible for online courses and programs, interactive television (ITV) programs, high school dual credit programming, entrepreneurial courses, continuing education units and non-credit certificates and courses, Workforce Central at UCM, and military transfer and advising.

The new vice provost said this is a time of great movement and advancement in higher education. One of her top priorities will be to “listen, understand and continuously lead efforts to ensure student satisfaction.”

“I am excited to serve the university and students in this inaugural position and I look forward to Extended Studies continuing its long tradition of working closely with the academic colleges to deliver innovative programming to even a wider range of students,” Hogue said. “Along with degree programs, there is enormous

opportunity to expand workforce education to meet the growing demands of our ‘new’ traditional and ‘at a distance’ student populations in Lee’s Summit and online.”

Hogue is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri – Columbia. She graduated from UCM in 1998 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, and in 2000 with a Master of Business Administration degree. Her major and concentration areas for these degrees were in marketing.