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Helise Winters

Helise Winters

Helise Winters
Dean, Regional Education
Deputy Director of Administrative Services-
Center for Research, Regional Education
and Outreach

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Dean of Extended Learning


As the Dean of Extended Learning, Winters oversees several on-campus programs, which includes Extension and Distance Learning, Summer Session, the Classroom Technology Institute and University in the High School.

Prior to becoming Dean of Extended Learning, 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.