|Riedy named outreach dean|
UND has named Joshua Riedy [REEDY] as associate vice president for outreach services and dean of outreach programs. The Hettinger, N.D., native who was raised near Lemmon, S.D., starts full-time June 18.
"I am very pleased Dr. Riedy has agreed to join us. His expertise in distance education and his experience on the system level of higher education provide what we need as UND continues to expand its outreach offerings, and partnerships are formed with colleges and departments within the University," said Robert Boyd, vice president for student and outreach services.
Since October 2004, Riedy has served as director of the Electronic University Consortium under the South Dakota Board of Regents. In that position, he was responsible for the accreditation, coordination and quality assurance of all off-campus programs and courses delivered by each of the six South Dakota Regental Universities: Black Hills State University, Dakota State University, Northern State University, South Dakota State University, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and the University of South Dakota. Riedy also had system oversight of academic technologies including interactive video, learning management systems, and online student services.
Prior to that, he served as distance education director at South Dakota State University, where he also had been a distance education specialist, adjunct education instructor, technology training specialist and graduate teaching assistant. Before his employment at South Dakota State University, he worked as a high school agricultural education teacher and coach in Doland, S.D.
“I look forward to returning to the University environment, and I am delighted to be joining the Division of Continuing Education. I have long held the UND Division of Continuing Education in high esteem and feel that it is the preeminent provider of continuing and outreach education for the region,” said Riedy. “I hope that my skills and experience will contribute to the ongoing success of the Division of Continuing Education, as the services it offers are essential to the University, the state, and the region.”
Riedy holds a doctorate in education administration from the University of South Dakota, and a master’s degree in career and technical education and a bachelor of science degree in agricultural education, both from South Dakota State University.
Riedy and his wife, also a native of Hettinger, N.D., have two children.