After a national search, California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) has selected J. Kim McNutt as dean of its College of Extended and International Education, effective July 1.
“We are very pleased to have Mr. McNutt join our leadership team,” Ellen Junn, CSUDH provost and vice president for academic affairs, said. “His years of experience in the area of continuing education is impressive and will serve the college and university well.”
McNutt comes to CSU Dominguez Hills from Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) in Texas where he served as assistant vice president of adult and continuing education for the university’s Weekend College units in San Antonio and Houston. McNutt led the expansion of academic programs, as well as expanded offerings at two other offsite campus locations. In addition, he spearheaded the growth of online programs at OLLU to provide greater access to higher quality degrees for students who were place-bound.
McNutt has 20 years of experience in academic leadership positions. Prior to OLLU, he was dean of extended education at California Maritime Academy, director of online programs at Arizona State University, director of distance education at Southern Methodist University, and instructional TV manager at New Mexico State University.
A first-generation college graduate, McNutt earned a master’s degree in communications from Southern Methodist University and a bachelor’s in journalism and mass communications from New Mexico State University.
The College of Extended and International Education at California State University, Dominguez Hills provides self-supported and state-supported instructional programs that serve to provide increased access to the educational resources of the university. The college offers professional and academic degree and certificated programs, international education, and life-long learning opportunities via off-campus, distance, on-line, multi-campus and regional location formats to meet the needs of a broad base of constituencies in the community.