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Extension Dean Elected VP of ACHE

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Philip A. Greasley

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Greasley, associate professor of English at UK, is in line to become the organization’s president in two years. He has served as a director-at-large for the association since 2000. He was an officer and chair for the association’s Southeast United States region from 1995 to 1999.

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August 25, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Philip A. Greasley, dean of University Extension at the University of Kentucky, has been elected vice president of the international Association for Continuing Higher Education. ACHE serves some 2,000 continuing educators at 700 post-secondary institutions in the U.S. and abroad.

Greasley, associate professor of English at UK, is in line to become the organization’s president in two years. He has served as a director-at-large for the association since 2000. He was an officer and chair for the association’s Southeast United States region from 1995 to 1999.

Greasley came to UK as an instructor of English in 1975, becoming associate professor in 1986. Three years later, he became dean of University Extension, a position that oversees UK’s Evening and Weekend College, Summer School, the Independent Study Program, the Japanese Saturday School in Lexington and the UK-Louisville Central High Magnet Career Academy Partnership.

He is an accreditation team member for continuing education, off-campus programs and distance learning programs for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). He also served this year on SACS’ technology consulting group devising standards for Web submission of documents supporting reaccreditation.

Greasley has published in many scholarly and literary journals, including MidAmerica and The Great Lakes Review. He also received the MidAmerica Award for lifetime contributions to the study of Midwestern literature by the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature in 1999. He is general editor of the three-volume Dictionary of Midwestern Literature.

He earned his bachelor’s degree (1967) and master’s degree (1968) from Northwestern University, and his doctorate (1975) from Michigan State University.


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