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Practice : Winter 2009
Jane Toland Jane Toland, Head of Continuing Education ---Programs and Curriculum, joined the BAC in February as the Director of Certi cate Programs. In February she assumed the role of Interim Head of Continuing Education and the following August became an important part of the newly organized team to direct the CE department. In addition to directing programmatic growth, Jane works on the introduction of new certi cate programs, coordinates marketing, curriculum and faculty development, supervises a very active sta and is currently working on the development of an advising program for students enrolled in certi cate programs. Jane considers her own pro le to be very similar to many of her certi cate students. She has an undergraduate degree in a disci- pline unrelated to design and has had a lengthy career in management in the retail and cosmetic industries. She studied design in the Decorative Arts Certi cate program at Su olk University which eventually led to a career as a kitchen designer. Along the way, she also worked in the counseling o ce of a private high school. Jane's collaborative management style and her commitment to educational excellence results in strong support for and the growth of BAC's evolving CE programs. Fred Steenkamp Fred Steenkamp, Head of Continuing Education - Administration and Technology, has devoted his professional career to both secondary and higher education. In higher education, he ser ved as a senior administrator and on the executive management team of Rensselaer Hartford. As the Chief Information O cer, he developed and supported strategic administrative functions at Rensselaer Hartford, including the nance and student information systems. Fred has extensive experience in the analysis of budgets, student enrollment and curriculum cost studies. He introduced and supported key educational programs for the Professional Development Center, a continuing education group at Rensselaer Hartford. More recently, Fred was the Director of Operations and Human Resources at SchoolWorks, an educational consulting group. He served as a key member of evaluation teams for quality reviews of schools and school districts. He worked as a senior project manager at Commonwealth Corporation's Center for Youth Development and Education (CYDE), where he provided technical assistance to school administrators in their implementation of the Diploma Plus model---a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded initiative. Prior to joining CYDE, he was the Director of Curriculum and Training for Youth Tech Entrepreneurs. Fred holds a Master's in Business Administration and a Master in Education. Lance Fletcher Lance Fletcher, Director of Sustainable Design, AIA, LEED AP, has been a practicing architect with experience in residential and commercial design, adaptive re-use and sustainable design for over years. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Yale and a Master of Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. He worked in the O ce of Planning of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management prior to starting his own architectural practice in Maine. Since , Lance has written " e Green Column" for the Maine Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). e column has focused on ways in which mainstream architects can incorporate sustainable practices and techniques into their practices. He has also been published in the "AIA Best Practices Manual." Since the mid- 's, Lance has taught sustainable design in a variety of venues, from adult education to colleges and universi- ties. Lance is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, was a founding member of the USGBC Maine Chapter, and the Chair of the Chapter Board. He has also served on the Board of the Maine Chapter of the AIA and was the founding Chair of the AIA Maine Committee on the Environment. Lance is committed to a discipline- independent approach to sustainability and a desire to extend this knowledge to a broad community of constituents. NEWSWORTHY ] DISTANCE LEARNING & CE STAFF PRACTICE 17