Binghamton University director inducted into the Continuing Education Hall of Fame
BINGHAMTON, NY – Binghamton University Continuing Education Director Thomas Kowalik has been inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame.
Nominees for the class of 2010 were honored October 28 at a special ceremony hosted by the Mexican Association of Continuing and Distance Education at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara. The ceremony honored twelve 2010 inductees from Argentina, Costa Rica, Mexico, New Zealand, South Korea and the United States.
Kowalik, a past president of the University Continuing Education Association and the Coalition of Lifelong Learning Organizations, frequently acts as a consultant to numerous North American universities, state agencies, private corporations and the U.S. military. He has received numerous awards for leadership, program development, research and scholarship. In addition, he has conducted over 20 grant funded research projects, published more than 40 articles and reports, and delivered hundreds of presentations, workshops, and classes.
Kowalik provides leadership for the development of Binghamton’s continuing education programs. Working with all campus units, Kowalik shapes and guides implementation of University policies affecting continuing education; oversees activities involving academic and administrative matters; and works closely with deans, staff and faculty in problem resolution in order to ensure student learning needs are met and programs are successful.
Kowalik’s nomination to the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame noted his three decades of innovation and leadership in continuing education, from his first teaching assignment in the U.S. Army to his leadership of the University Continuing Education Association and the Coalition of Lifelong Learning.