Ronald Cervero, associate vice president for instruction, has been appointed associate dean for outreach and engagement in the College of Education.
Cervero served as associate dean for outreach and engagement in the College of Education from 2009-2013 and has been a faculty member in the college for 30 years. In addition to his role in overseeing outreach and engagement, Cervero will be a professor in the lifelong education, administration and policy department.
Cervero leaves the Office of the Vice President for Instruction with a long list of accomplishments and impact on instruction, including oversight of experiential learning, the Center for Teaching and Learning, service-learning, academic honesty, the Washington Semester program, online learning and STEM education.
In his three-year tenure, Cervero has provided leadership for the First-Year Odyssey Seminar program, creating a faculty advisory committee and overseeing assessment for the program that has included the Center for Teaching and Learning and curriculum systems. He chaired the working group for the new Science Learning Center, which will open Aug. 11, providing insight and management of instructional functions of the building. Cervero also has played an important role in coordinating the collaboration of several schools and colleges to develop an inter-professional education program for health care.
He also has chaired numerous committees that support academic data management, extended campuses, financial systems and other university-wide committees requiring input and representation from the OVPI.
Cervero assumes his new position Aug. 15 but remains interim director of the Office of Online Learning until a new director is hired for that unit. The search for a new associate vice president for instruction will be launched soon.