Dean of Regional Education and Deputy Director of Administrative Services – Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach
Helise Winters was appointed Dean of Regional Education and Deputy Director of Administrative Services at the Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO) at the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2007.
Independently and in collaboration with local governments, business and not-for-profits in the Hudson Valley, CRREO’s research mission is to conduct studies on topics of regional interest; bring visibility and focus to these matters; foster communities working together to better serve citizenry; and advance the public interest in the Mid-Hudson region.
In addition to Regional Education, a number of well-established, regionally oriented SUNY New Paltz programs and activities have been assembled under the aegis of CRREO. These include the Institute for Disaster Mental Health (IDMH); the Legislative Gazette; the Language Immersion Institute (LII); University in the High School; and One Book, One New Paltz.
As the Dean of Regional Education, Winters oversees several on-campus programs, which includes Extension and Distance Learning, Summer Session, the Classroom Technology Institute, the University in the High School, as well as working on admission advising for the Graduate School.
Prior to becoming Dean of Regional Education, Winters was Associate Dean of Continuing and Professional Education at the college for nine years. In that role, she served as a liaison between the college and select educational organizations, both on and off campus.
Winters’s work experience includes serving as director of the American Craft Association in Highland, N.Y., as well as administrative assistant to the organization; deputy director of the Ulster County Youth Bureau in Kingston; an instructor in the Communications Department at SUNY New Paltz; assistant to the president at Viking Industries in Highland, N.Y.; communication instructor for the Japanese Foreign Ministry in Tokyo, Japan; and a speech pathologist at the Walter Reed Army Speech and Hearing Clinic in Forest Glen, Md., and St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
She received her bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing from Brooklyn College in 1967 and her master’s degree in Speech and Hearing Handicapped, also from Brooklyn College, in 1969.
Winters resides in New Paltz, N.Y.