Doris Ostrander brings creativity and collaboration
to the continuing education experience
LAS VEGAS – A results-oriented leader has been appointed to advance continuing education within the Division of Educational Outreach at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Doris Ostrander is the new director of Continuing Education, coming to Las Vegas from Washington, D.C., where she was the director of Continuing Education for Corcoran College of Art and Design.
Ostrander brings nearly 20 years of experience in higher education policy development, business analysis, operations management, and instruction to her position. She also has extensive experience working with community partners and academic departments to identify emerging educational opportunities and develop new courses and programs. In addition to her years in higher education teaching and administration, Ostrander was a designer and consultant for more than 15 years.
“While Doris has yielded impressive results in online education, distributed learning, and continuing education, it is her specialized skill and experiences with design thinking that will transform the continuing education learning environment at UNLV,” said Margaret N. (Peg) Rees, vice provost for Educational Outreach. “She uses design thinking and has worked with clients in the entertainment, fashion, and healthcare industries to focus on the people for whom the product is designed and improve client business practices.”
As director of UNLV Continuing Education, Ostrander will guide an office responsible for offering UNLV’s wealth of educational resources and learning opportunities to people of all ages and community partners. Continuing Education currently provides hundreds of courses and programs for professional and personal development, and learning for the fun of it.
Ostrander has a master’s degree in Foundations of Education from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. She completed additional graduate course work in Design, Technology, and Sociology of Media at The New School University in New York City, and earned her BFA in Advertising and Packaging Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology (State University of New York).