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Cenac to Head Professional and Continuing Education Initiative

By Rachel Judy | September 20, 2010

Julianne Cenac

Julianne Cenac has been appointed as the assistant vice president for professional and continuing education at Regent University. The focus of this new division, within Regent's Office of Academic Affairs, is to build new programs for continuing education, professional development and education outreach. This innovative area will support the university's mission by providing transformational learning opportunities that impact individuals, organizations and communities.

"In this economy, developing your competencies through intensive certificate programs and seminars is a great way to build the necessary credentials, in a short period of time, to be more competitive in the job market," Cenac said. "We are committed to the development of Hampton Roads' workforce, particularly those transitioning from military to civilian careers."

Cenac sees this as a new opportunity for people to experience what Regent has to offer. "Regent already offers a number of outstanding professional development and continuing education courses in the fields of business, leadership, psychology, counseling and communication," she explained. "So, it is exciting to see a full complement of the university's educational offerings being made available to the Hampton Roads community for nonacademic credit."

Cenac has 18 years of experience in strategy, organization design, leadership and professional development. Working with nonprofit, commercial and government organizations in the United States, Australia, the Middle East, China, and the Caribbean, she has led and consulted with organizations, designing and launching successful new divisions. Cenac has also helped develop strategies and plans for growth and emerging market opportunities and equipped leaders and professionals to improve organizational and employee performance.

Formerly a senior-level consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, she has worked directly with national and executive leaders within public sector, private sector and nonprofit organizations to transform and restructure institutions affecting up to 200,000 employees. While there, she also served in the firm's world-class Center for Performance Excellence, training new consultants in strategy and organizational assessment. Most recently, she worked within Regent's School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship serving as director of the Center for Effective Organizations.

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