Jeff Treichel Named Interim Executive Director of Continuing and Innovative Education

Jeff D. Treichel has assumed the role of executive director, ad interim, for the Division of Continuing and Innovative Education (CIE) at The University of Texas at Austin. In this position, effective March 1, Treichel provides leadership to all CIE units and departments, in addition to his ongoing role as CIE's chief business officer and compliance officer overseeing all financial and human resource operations. He succeeds the late Linda L. Glessner, who passed away in January after a short illness. Treichel's appointment comes from Steven Leslie, the university's executive vice president and provost.

CIE is composed of the K-16 Education Center, the Petroleum Extension Service, the Professional Development Center, the Thompson Conference Center, University Extension and the University of Texas-University Charter School.

"I will dearly miss working with my former colleague, Linda Glessner, and it's with a mixture of sadness and hope that I assume her leadership of CIE. While Linda's wonderful spirit will be missed, I look forward to building on her work of creating new ways to make high-quality educational resources accessible to all," said Treichel. "CIE's students represent all ages, educational backgrounds and economic sectors, but they all share a common trait. They all seek opportunities to learn and to grow, and I am very proud to play even a small role in helping students in Texas and around the world meet their educational goals."

Treichel came to CIE in 2008 after serving two years as director of finance and resource planning with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). In that role, he was responsible for the direction and analysis of state appropriations, budgets and institutional annual reports on higher education financing and facilities.

Prior to working for THECB, Treichel worked at The University of Texas at Austin for 18 years in a variety of management and finance positions. The colleges and departments he has worked for include the Office of Internal Audits, the College of Fine Arts, the Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, the Office of the Vice President for Employee and Campus Services, and the College of Education.

In addition to earning his bachelor's degree in business administration from The University of Texas at Austin, Treichel is a certified public accountant. He is also a member of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association, the Texas Association of School Business Officials and the National Association of College and University Business Officers.

About Continuing and Innovative Education:

Continuing and Innovative Education (CIE) provides a range of credit and noncredit courses, services and programs that encompass K-16 academics, online college and professional development courses, professional certificate programs and personal enrichment opportunities.