Kathy Tooredman began her work with CEC in 1987, co-staffing the new organization with Jo Anderson until 2000. During this period of time, she was a facilitator/mediator of interest-based negotiations for nearly 30 collectively bargained agreements. She returns in the role of Executive Consultant, advising the Executive Director in charting CEC’s next phase of programs and operations. Kathy is an experienced professional and consultant in the education sector with expertise in for-profit and not-for-profit higher education as well as P-12 schools and districts. Her skill sets lie in strategic planning and execution, academic assessment and quality, collective bargaining and labor relations, organizational excellence, fiscal viability, and high functioning teams.
Kathy has an extensive history in education beginning as a high school social studies teacher in HS District 214. She went on to serve as an instructor and research associate at Northwestern University, the Assistant Superintendent for Personnel in the Vestal New York Central Schools system, and a Professor of Educational Leadership (EDL) and Director of EDL doctoral programs at National-Louis University (NLU). Subsequently she advanced in higher education administration as the Vice President for Human Resources, then Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at NLU and, most recently, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at Argosy University.
As VP of Human Resources at NLU, Kathy established the first Staff Council. As Provost, she worked closely with the National-Louis University Faculty Senate and established its inaugural Faculty Adjunct Council. A Leadership Excellence Award from the NLU Adjunct Faculty Council and a resolution from the NLU Faculty Senate proclaiming her “faculty friend and advocate” in 2007 are testimony to the strong academic connection she forged and the shared governance processes she employed. At Argosy Kathy established the first institutional level faculty governance body, the Faculty Leadership Committee and worked with it extensively on institutional learning outcomes. Kathy also has an extensive record of educational consultation and is a peer evaluator for the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Kathy holds a Bachelors of Science in Education, a Master of Arts in Educational Administration, and a Ph.D. in Administration and Policy Studies from Northwestern University.More CEC Staff & Consultants