Carolyn Shadle, associate dean of University College and Extension Services at CSULB, was honored by the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA) with the 2007 Award of Excellence for Professional Contributions in Continuing Education at the UCEA Association West Region Conference held in Palm Springs on Oct. 11.
Her accomplishments are numerous and throughout her career she has made it a priority to be involved in the local educational and cultural community. She is currently serving as the representative for CSULB on the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network and has been instrumental in establishing a student Rotary Club on the CSULB campus.
In addition, Shadle has taken an active role in the area of leadership training and has participated in Leadership Institutes in New York, Colorado and California. She served as program director for the Leadership Long Beach Alumni Association, directed the Higher Education Leadership Academy at San Jose State and brought national recognition to the Daniels Leadership Institute at the University of Denver.
Shadle has been a member of UCEA for many years and currently serves as secretary of the Western Region Chapter. Shadle has spent four decades in professional and continuing education, matching university resources with training and education needs in the community, supporting relevant and engaging teaching and encouraging efficient and effective operations and management. In addition to teaching, consulting and writing, she also has held administrative positions at the State University of New York at Buffalo, the State University of New York’s Empire State College, the University of Denver and San Jose State University.
UCEA is among the oldest college and university associations in the United States. As the principal U.S. organization for continuing higher education, the association assists institutions of higher learning and affiliated nonprofit organizations to increase access through a wide array of educational programs and services.