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President of Panetta Institute named dean of College of Extended Learning at S.F. State

SAN FRANCISCO---May 30, 2000 ---LucyAnn Geiselman, president and chief operating officer for the Panetta Institute for Public Policy, has been selected dean of the College of Extended Learning at San Francisco State University, announced President Robert A. Corrigan and Provost Thomas J. La Belle.

"We are indeed fortunate to attract a leader of the caliber of Dr. Geiselman," said Provost La Belle. "She has an extraordinary wealth of experience in the critical area of continuing professional education. I believe Dr. Geiselman will help San Francisco State's College of Extended Learning continue to be one of the strongest in the state."

She replaces Peter Dewees, dean of the College of Extended Learning at SF State, who is retiring. Geiselman's appointment is effective September 15.

Before becoming president of the Leon and Sylvia Panetta Institute for Public Policy in 1997, Geiselman had been vice president for university advancement at CSU Monterey Bay.

She was the president of Mount Vernon College in Washington, D.C. from 1991 to 1997. While she was there, Geiselman was credited with developing an evening and weekend college and increasing student enrollment by 86 percent.

Geiselman, who has a doctorate in education from the University of Chicago, has served in a variety of teaching and administrative posts since beginning her career in 1961.

She spent nearly 10 years at the University of Chicago, serving in positions ranging from assistant professor of education to director of the Center for Continuing Education. Moving to California in the early 1970s, Geiselman worked in the University of California system for over a decade, beginning as assistant dean of university extension programs system wide then later serving as dean of continuing education in health science at UCSF for five years.

Geiselman was vice president for institutional advancement at the Eisenhower Medical Center from 1985 to 1989 and vice president for planning and advancement at the California Institute of the Arts from 1989 to 1991, when she was appointed president of Mount Vernon College.

San Francisco State University's College of Extended Learning is responsible for all programs and course offerings not supported by state appropriations. The college, housed in SFSU's Downtown Center at 425 Market Street in San Francisco, offers continuing education and professional training courses to enhance work skills.

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