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October 19-22, 2003
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

For more information contact
Ed Leach (480) 705·8200 x233

Hosted By:
Wisconsin Technical
College System

Future Conference Dates:

November 7-10, 2004
Tampa, Florida

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Kathie S. Sigler holds an Ed.D. in Community College Administration and Curriculum Development from Nova University and serves as Provost for Operations at Miami-Dade College. As Provost, she serves as the chief administrative officer and oversees all operational aspects of the college. In this capacity, she provides collegewide leadership for Human Resources, College Training and Development, Business Affairs, Information Technology and Telecommunications, Facilities, Legislative Affairs, and Legal Services for six campuses. Kathie also serves as a spokesperson for the college on policy matters and provides leadership in long-range and strategic planning. Prior to serving as Provost, Dr. Sigler was President of the Medical Center Campus of Miami-Dade College. During her tenure as Campus President, she served as the chief academic and administrative officer of the campus.

A native of Detroit, MI and alumnus of Wayne State University for her bachelors and masters degrees, Dr. Sigler came to Miami-Dade Community College in 1969 as a member of the business education faculty. Over the past 33 years, she has served in various positions at the college including Department Chairperson, Curriculum Developer, Project Director, Associate Dean, Administrative Dean, Academic Dean, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Campus President, and her current role as Provost for Operations.

Her postdoctoral work includes Harvard University's prestigious Harvard Seminar for New Presidents and Harvard's Institute of Educational Management, as well as the Executive Leadership Seminar for Future Community College Presidents sponsored by the University of Texas at Austin, the University of California at Berkeley, and the League for Innovation in the Community College. She has also completed numerous technology training classes and seminars. Dr. Sigler holds the academic rank of Full Professor at Miami-Dade College.

Dr. Sigler has played key leadership roles nationally and in the Miami community in the area of educational technology. She is best recognized for her efforts to advance educational opportunity and her innovative approaches to teaching and learning using technology. Dr. Sigler was invited to serve as a member of the faculty at Harvard University for the Seminar for New Presidents to discuss "What Every President Needs to Know about Technology." The University of Texas at Austin also invited her to serve as faculty for their doctoral training program for future presidents. She keynoted the American Association of Community College's national seminar on Taming Technology and was featured on the "Faces of COMDEX!" website.

The vision and leadership for instructional and administrative technology has been provided at the college by Dr. Sigler, including the development of the Master Plan for Technology for the college. She has led the development of college technology standards and policies. She continues to provide leadership in the implementation of the master plan collegewide and has direct responsibility for the Virtual College, MDCC's distance education initiative for the entire college.

A prolific writer, Dr. Sigler has authored of over 16 college and high school texts including Reference Manual for the Office now in its 8th edition, Medical Office Reference Manual in its 3rd edition, and her first CD-ROM, Multimedia Reference for Writers. She also writes numerous journal and magazine articles and serves on the boards of several professional publications.
Having a strong belief in community service, Dr. Sigler serves on many community boards including The Public Health Trust, CaResource, Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center, Health Initiatives Committee for the Chamber of Commerce, the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association, and West Dade Homeowners Association.

A much sought-after consultant, Dr. Sigler's most recent consultancies include IBM, Lotus Development Corporation, Hitachi, Microsoft Corporation, Compaq Computer, PC Week Magazine, and Apple Computer, to name just a few.

Dr. Sigler has been recognized by numerous distinguished organizations as evidenced by her selection by the City of Miami Commission on the Status of Women for their Unsung Heroines Award, by the Governor of Valencia, Spain as an honorary Fallera, "Dr. Kathie Sigler Day" by Mayor Stephen Clark of Metropolitan Dade County, by Mayor Maurice Ferre for a Commendation by the City of Miami, and many others.


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