New UT director leads high-tech industry’s continuing education

     Carolyn Stark Schultz is the new director for Continuing Engineering Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. UT’s Continuing Engineering Studies (CES) program is a key outreach activity to the high tech industry, and is sponsored by the College of Engineering. CES’s continuing engineering education efforts are directed at the needs of the state’s and nation’s high-tech professionals.

     Schultz, formerly of Stanford University’s Center for Professional Development where she was director of Business Development and Marketing, will manage academic and corporate interactions between UT Austin and its industry partners who need the expertise of engineering faculty for training and education of their employees. She has 10 years of experience in continuing education and distance learning in the Silicon Valley. Schultz was most recently involved in delivering Stanford courses and programs live and asynchronously over the internet.

     "I’m excited about the Austin high tech community's vibrancy, and look forward to partnering with industry to build training and education programs designed to meet their needs, as well as using the internet as a delivery vehicle," Schultz said.

     Schultz’s group includes the Software Quality Institute which last year interacted with at least 100 different Austin software companies through seminars, an Executive Master’s Degree Program in Software Engineering, a distinguished lecture series and a certificate program in software project management.

     "We are glad to have a person of Carolyn Schultz’s caliber in this important position," said Ben G. Streetman, dean of the College of Engineering. "The College wants to help Texas industry keep its technical professionals at the leading edge of their specialties."