Storbeck Search | Diversified Search Group partnered with The University of California, Irvine to conduct a nationwide search that resulted in the appointment of Kristine Collins as Dean of the Division of Continuing Education.
Collins previously served as vice president of University Partnerships at Circuit Stream Inc., a virtual-reality education startup focused on delivering online courses in partnership with North American universities. In that role, she was responsible for leading the higher education partnership strategy and the partnership development team, an experience that has given her a comprehensive understanding of the opportunities in continuing education and extension schools across the U.S.
From 2015 to 2022, she held a range of administrative management roles at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. As assistant dean of academic programs, she was responsible for academic and operational oversight of 850-plus courses, 125-plus certificate programs, and 2,200-plus course sections per academic year. She served as a strategic advisor to the dean and helped drive growth in enrollment, programs, and revenue. She initiated relationships with internal and external partners, which helped the school add new students and diversify programs to offer a high-quality learning experience in new and emerging technologies.