Butler University has hired Erin Vincent as Director of Academic Program Development and Innovation, a new position designed to help faculty, staff, and administrators to move new academic programs from idea to program launch.
Vincent brings more than 20 years of experience in higher education to the position. She had served as the Director for Kelley Direct Online Programs with the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University since 2006. Before that, she was an Academic Advisor at the Kelley School, where she was selected to receive a 2015-2016 Schuyler F. Otteson Award for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence—an honor awarded by student nomination and student selection.
“Erin comes to us with a rich background in higher education,” Provost Kate Morris said. “She has experience in both academic and student affairs, expertise in the area of multicultural education, and knowledge of program building in online, hybrid, and face-to-face learning environments.”
Vincent earned both her Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts degrees from Ball State University. She serves on several professional committees and organizations within Higher Education. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Mid-North Food Pantry, a food pantry serving the largest food desert in central Indiana.
At Butler, she will be part of a team of three.
“Our goal is to lead Butler University’s educational impact beyond the traditional classroom and preparing graduates to succeed,” Vincent said. “I believe our team’s unique blend of experiences will be an asset in the development of new academic programs for Butler University.”