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Leadership

The Graduate Institute for Transformative Learning is governed
by the Transformative Learning Foundation, a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit organization located in Washington State.

The Board of the Foundation hires and supervises the Institute’s President, determining the general policy of the Institute, managing its investments, and approving the budget for the expenditure of funds.

The Graduate Institute for Transformative Learning’s Academic Programs Committee, in conjunction with the Academic Dean, is responsible for curriculum and assessment.

Officers and Dean

The President is the chief administrative officer and is responsible for
all activities and functions of the Institute.

Other key administrative officers include the Academic Dean, the Registrar, and the Vice-President for Finance.

Paul Freedman,
President (CEO)

The President is the chief executive officer of the Graduate Institute and provides leadership to the academic departments in consultation with the Dean and subject to the direction and control of the Board of Directors. By the authority vested in him by the Board of Directors, the President confirms faculty appointments as recommended by faculty selection committees.

As CEO, the President is responsible for the presentation of all Institute policies and recommendations to the Board. In the execution of his duties, the President consults with, and delegates to, the Dean, faculty, and administrative staff.

Tim Riley,
Vice-President for Finance

The Vice-President for Finance is the chief financial administrator of the Institute and is responsible for supervising the preparation and oversight of the Institute budget and all other financial matters. The Vice-President for Finance works with the President and the Dean, faculty, and administrative staff to initiate and execute strategic operations.

Laurel Tien, PhD(c)
Academic Dean-designate

The Academic Dean ensures that appropriate courses are available to learners, taught by suitably qualified faculty. The Dean ensures that applicants receive adequate advising about admissions, transfer, course and program planning, and graduation requirements.

The Dean communicates with learners on an ongoing basis in matters related to academic programming. She provides administrative and academic leadership to the faculty, consulting with faculty regularly, building consensus, removing obstacles to the achievement of the Institute’s mission, supporting innovation and excellence in teaching, encouraging critical reflection and adaptability. The Dean works with the faculty search committee to recruit and select new faculty, and makes the necessary recommendations to the President. The Dean reports to the President.

Anne Adams, PhD
Acting Academic Dean

The Academic Dean ensures that appropriate courses are available to learners, taught by suitably qualified faculty. The Dean ensures that applicants receive adequate advising about admissions, transfer, course and program planning, and graduation requirements.

The Dean communicates with learners on an ongoing basis in matters related to academic programming. She provides administrative and academic leadership to the faculty, consulting with faculty regularly, building consensus, removing obstacles to the achievement of the Institute’s mission, supporting innovation and excellence in teaching, encouraging critical reflection and adaptability. The Dean works with the faculty search committee to recruit and select new faculty, and makes the necessary recommendations to the President. The Dean reports to the President.

Board of Directors

For more on the Board of the
Transformative Learning Foundation,
see TransformativeLearningFoundation.org

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Advisory Council

The members of the Advisory Council provide advice and
suggestions for improvement to the Institute’s leaders.

  • Robert C. Gilman, Ph.D.
  • Robert Manzer, Ph.D.
  • Milt Markewitz, M.A.
  • Stephanie Pace Marshall, Ph.D.
  • Harold Morse, Ph.D.
  • Dana Pearlman, M.A.
  • Stephanie Sarantos, Ph.D.