The following message was sent to faculty and staff of Georgia State University on June 28, 2022.
I am writing to announce that Kim Siegenthaler will step down effective Aug. 2 from her position as Inaugural Associate Provost for Online Strategies at Georgia State and will become the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Strategy and Operations at the City University of New York.
In her two years here at the university, Kim has had a significant impact on not only online offerings, but the support structure needed for enrollment, marketing, and successful online teaching and learning.
Coming on board with Georgia State during one of the worst parts of the COVID-19 pandemic, her work has been essential as we looked forward past coping with the immediate crisis. Under her leadership, the university founded Georgia State Online to direct the creation, implementation, marketing, and evaluation of innovative online programs that meet the needs of learners.
With her leadership, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning added “Online Education” to its portfolio – becoming CETLOE, a critical resource for instructors in best practices for face-to-face and online education and providing training, templates, and other resources for delivering quality courses.
Her work has been critical in matters involving regulations and compliance, such as regular and substantive interaction as required by the U.S. Department of Education.
Additionally, under her direction and in collaboration with Dean Wade Weast, she co-led our efforts to ensure academic integrity and honesty, allowing Georgia State to maintain high standards and expectations of its students, regardless of the course modality.
As the university considers online programs and instructional support in its strategic vision for the decade ahead, in the interim, units currently reporting to the Associate Provost for Online Strategies will report to Michael Galchinsky, Inaugural Senior Associate Provost for Academic Affairs.
Our mission is to ensure student success – regardless of modality. Kim has been essential in this task, and I am truly grateful for all of what she has done to help further our reputation in student success, both face-to-face and at a distance. I wish her well in her new role at CUNY.
Please join me in thanking Kim for her contributions to Georgia State.
Nicolle Parsons-Pollard, Ph.D.
Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs