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For Immediate Release
February 15, 2018

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The College at Brockport Names New Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Katy Heyning will join the College June 18

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BROCKPORT, N.Y. — The College at Brockport, State University of New York, today announced that it has hired Katy Heyning, PhD, as its new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Heyning will begin her position in mid-June.

Heyning currently serves as Dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She will succeed James Haynes, PhD, who has been serving as interim provost since July 2016.

“I’m delighted that Dr. Katy Heyning will be joining The College at Brockport as our new provost. She brings a wealth of experience in higher education leadership, including on a national stage in her work on teacher education preparation,” said Brockport President Heidi Macpherson, PhD. “Her focus on community engagement matches Brockport’s vision of building meaningful lives and vibrant communities, and I’m looking forward to seeing how she will continue to enhance our rich academic programs and work in partnership across divisions and schools.

“I also want to thank Jim Haynes for his leadership in moving the academic enterprise forward these past two years; he has laid a solid foundation for Dr. Heyning to build upon.”

Prior to becoming Dean in 2009, Heyning was Associate Dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies, during which time she created a new professional master’s degree and started international partnerships with Ecuador, Mexico and China. Before moving into administration, Heyning was Professor and Chair of the Curriculum and Instruction Department, chaired numerous committees and served two full terms on Faculty Senate. Prior to coming to UW-Whitewater, Heyning was an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona and taught fifth grade in Highland Park, Illinois.

"I am honored to be chosen to serve as the next Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at The College at Brockport,” said Heyning. “Throughout the interview process I was consistently impressed with the many accomplishments, supportive leadership, and sense of community that was evident across all levels. Brockport has a long history of high quality undergraduate and graduate education and I look forward to working with and supporting the many talented students, faculty and staff."

Heyning’s research has focused on education policy, higher education reform and change, the university/state nexus throughout history and the application of postmodern theory to current reform efforts in teacher education. She has published variously on these issues including the co-edited book Dangerous Coagulations: The Uses of Foucault in the Study of Education (2004) and numerous articles on teacher education practice. From 2010-2012 Heyning served as President of the Wisconsin Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, representing 33 programs across the state. She is past president of the Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities that represents over 600 teacher education schools and colleges in the United States. Outside of work she enjoys volunteering in several civic organizations and is a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts.

Heyning received her BS in Elementary Education from Central Michigan University, her MEd in Educational Leadership from National Louis University, and her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Curriculum and Instruction. She is married to Judi Trampf and enjoys riding her BMW motorcycle, sea kayaking, and reading historical fiction. 

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