Karen Leavitt Stallman, director of community relations at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, has been named director of dual credit and dual enrollment at Southeast Missouri State University.
Stallman will begin her new duties Aug. 19. She replaces Seth Ward.
Stallman will be responsible for managing dual credit, dual enrollment and Early College Credit programs at Southeast. Her primary responsibilities will focus on recruiting school districts to participate in dual credit and dual enrollment, working with high school administrators to schedule dual credit courses and identifying and training high school teachers to teach dual credit coursework. She also will work with Southeast academic departments to schedule dual enrollment and dual credit courses and work with University faculty to teach these courses. In addition, she will collect and report data to maintain accreditation of the programs.
She comes to Southeast after serving more than six years at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Prior to her current position, she has been director of Continuing Education and Professional Development, and director of Continuing Education and Outreach. She served three years with Southwestern Illinois College as director of sustainability, director of Green Jobs/Green Economy Initiative, vice provost of the Red Bud Campus and an admissions specialist.
In additional Stallman has been the regional coordinator of the Illinois Organ/Tissue Donor Program and served 19 years as the unit leader and Extension advisor-youth development with the University of Illinois Extension in Randolph County.
Stallman holds a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science, both in agriculture education from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.