May 2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 19, 2024  
May 2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Information


University Mission


To educate, support and empower all students for success in work, learning and engagement in our communities and global society.


The vision of Herzing University is to be the lifelong learning partner for its students, employers, and communities in optimizing their economic and human potential.

Core Values: P.R.I.C.E. of Success

Herzing University’s educational and organizational philosophy was founded on core values that constitute the Herzing culture. These values are essential not only for personal development, but are also the foundation for a successful, meaningful career. These core values; professionalism, respect, integrity, caring, and engagement are encompassed in a framework called “P.R.I.C.E. of Success.” In order to help each student, develop and strengthen these qualities, they have been incorporated into the learning environment. Students are expected to exhibit these behaviors and attributes in all interactions, inside and outside of the classroom. Students who apply themselves and embody the P.R.I.C.E. of Success characteristics will more likely reach their full human potential.

These behaviors and attributes are also the foundation of our internal culture. Employees are expected to exhibit these qualities in their service to students and other daily functions. In doing so, we are building a culture that nurtures personal growth and potential. We lead by example for our students, enabling us to coach and mentor students in their own development of these behaviors and attributes.

Guiding Principles

The following principles guide the University in fulfilling our mission.

  1. Foster Our Core Values - Promote an educational and workplace culture that fosters professionalism, respect for others, personal responsibility and integrity, caring, and civic and community engagement among our students and employees.

  2. Optimize Human Potential - Sustain a positive and effective educational environment which optimizes the personal and professional potential of our students and employees, and which respects individual contributions and perspectives.

  3. Improve the Value Equation for Students - Continually improve the University’s high-quality educational programs to increase their value to students. Innovate to optimize students’ educational journeys and align learning outcomes with lifelong learning and workforce needs.

  4. Engage Students - Provide instructional and student-support services that create an engaging, caring, student-centered environment to facilitate student achievement of the defined learning outcomes, their educational goals, and their personal development.

  5. Create Access for Diverse Group of Students - Provide access to our programs and services to qualified students of diverse age, interests, abilities, and cultures. Respond to the dynamic needs of our diverse and geographically distributed students through face-to-face and distance education delivery modalities.

  6. Embrace Innovation for Student Success - Provide a high-performance learning environment that utilizes new technologies, methodologies, and best practices to serve the dynamic lifelong learning needs of our students.

  7. Demonstrate Effectiveness - Continually assess student learning outcomes as well as educational and institutional effectiveness to drive continuous improvement in the value we provide to our students, employers, and society at large.

  8. Pursue Collaboration and Partnerships - Pursue cooperation and alliances with educational institutions, organizations and associations on a local, regional, national and international basis to fulfill our mission and public educational purpose.

  9. Ensure Sustainability - Ensure effective and efficient use of our human, physical, technology, and financial resources. Utilize data and analysis to inform planning, budgeting, and decision-making processes to ensure continued improvement of our educational offerings, fulfillment of our mission, and sustained future development.

Advisory Boards

Advisory boards at each Herzing University have been established to provide input on curriculum content. Members of the advisory boards are professionals and faculty from a variety of businesses and institutions. Their input and recommendations help ensure Herzing University offers educational programs that correspond with the skills and training required in today’s competitive job market.

Program Offerings and Disclosure

Not all Herzing University’s programs are offered at all locations. Further, there are substantial differences in some programs from campus to campus including, but not limited to, programmatic accreditation, a pathway to licensing and other program characteristics. Students should independently investigate and ensure that the program they desire is offered on the campus they intend to enroll in and has the instructional delivery format and potential outcome they desire. Students should rely only on the written official catalog for accurate information.

Approvals to Enroll

The University has the following authorizations or approvals:

  • Authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students
  • Approved for the training of veterans
  • Approved for the training of vocational rehabilitation students

Updates to the Catalog

Herzing University is committed to offering students a robust, current, and relevant curriculum. Curriculum, policies, and other matters discussed herein are subject to change at the discretion of the University. However, curriculum will not be changed to require existing students to take more credits to graduate than their original degree program, unless required by accreditation, state agencies, or other regulatory bodies. In this case, the University will ensure there is no adverse financial impact on the student. Changes will be reflected in an addendum to this catalog and will then be considered an integral part of this publication.

Herzing History

Herzing University had its beginning in 1965 when it started as a computer training institute in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1970 the name was changed to Herzing Institute, and the organization began to grow through the acquisition of other schools. These included the Wisconsin School of Electronics in Madison, Wisconsin, which has a history dating back to 1948. Later, the Milwaukee location was closed in favor of the Madison location, but the system headquarters has remained in Milwaukee. The name of the school was changed to Herzing College in 1996, and the institution has grown to nine locations plus Herzing Online. With the addition of graduate programs, the name was changed to Herzing University in 2009.

Akron Location

The Akron Institute was founded in 1970 and has provided training in the Akron area continuously since that date. The school, which became a location of Herzing in 2004, has grown to its present size with the addition of programs, increases in staff, and expansion of facilities, necessitating a move to a larger building in 2004. The name was changed from Akron Institute of Herzing University to Akron location of Herzing University in January 2013.

Atlanta Location

The Atlanta location began in 1949 as Massey Junior College. Massey Junior College became part of the Herzing Institute in 1979. In 1996 its name was changed to Herzing College. Organizationally, Herzing University-Atlanta, was the main campus of two additional locations in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Orlando, Florida. The Atlanta location moved to its present location in 2018. With the addition of graduate programs, the name was changed to Atlanta location of Herzing University in 2009.

Birmingham Location

Initially founded as Electronic Computer Programming Institute in 1965 at 1218 South 20th Street, the Birmingham college was acquired by the Milwaukee college in 1968. The name was officially changed to Herzing Institute in 1970. In December 1994 the Institute was moved to its present address at 280 West Valley Avenue, Birmingham, Alabama, and the official name was changed to Herzing College of Business and Technology and then to Herzing College in September 1998. With the addition of graduate programs, the name was changed to Birmingham location of Herzing University in 2009.

Brookfield Location

The Brookfield location of Herzing University first opened its doors in March 2010 and serves the western suburbs of Milwaukee.

Kenosha Location

The Kenosha location began enrolling students in the fall of 2009 as an additional location of Herzing University to serve the communities of Kenosha, Racine, northern Illinois, and the surrounding areas.

Madison Location

Originally the Wisconsin School of Electronics, the school was founded in 1948 by several local Madison businessmen involved in the television and radio industry. In 1970 the school merged with Herzing Institute. In 1996 the name was changed to Herzing College to reflect its bachelor’s degree status and range of programs. With the addition of graduate programs, the name was changed to Madison location of Herzing University in 2009.

Minneapolis Location

Herzing College, Minneapolis Drafting School Division, became part of Herzing College in June of 2000. Established in 1961, the Minneapolis Drafting School trained and placed its graduates in all phases of drafting and design. The Minneapolis location has since added programs in business, design, and public safety.

Herzing College, Lakeland Medical-Dental Academy Division, became part of Herzing College in May of 2002. Established in 1958, Lakeland Medical-Dental Academy has trained and placed its graduates in many phases of allied health. With the addition of graduate programs, the name was changed to Minneapolis location of Herzing University in 2009.

New Orleans Location

The Herzing University New Orleans location started its first class in 1996 as part of Herzing College-Atlanta. The campus relocated in 2010 to its present location in order to serve a greater number of community residents looking to obtain a Herzing education. With the addition of graduate programs, the name was changed to New Orleans location of Herzing University in 2009.

Herzing Online

In 2003 Herzing College launched online education, making education available to students from the comfort of their own home, the local library, or a coffee shop. Providing educational opportunities whenever and wherever a student desires, Herzing Online offers students the opportunity to enroll in diploma/certificate, associate degree, or bachelor’s degree programs. In 2009 Herzing Online ventured its way into the graduate school arena and began offering master’s degrees in business administration and nursing.

Orlando Location

Herzing College in Orlando started its first classes in 1995 as an additional location of Herzing College in Atlanta. With the addition of graduate programs, the name was changed to Orlando location of Herzing University in 2009.


Herzing University is a nonprofit, coeducational university licensed and approved to award master’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, and diplomas/certificates. The University is owned and operated by Herzing University, Ltd., which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Wisconsin corporation. The University is governed by a Board of Trustees.

Board of Trustees

Chairperson                                                          Joseph Froehlich                
Vice Chairperson Patricia Todus
Secretary Wendy Baumann
Trustee Mark Ambrosius
Trustee Erin Hareng
Trustee Peter Heffernan
Trustee Henry Herzing
Trustee Cheryl King
Trustee                                                                                        Margaret Lee                                       

Executive Committee

President Renée Herzing, M.B.A.                 
Chief Operating Officer/Chief Information Officer Nigel Longworth, M.S.
Provost Kitty Kautzer, Ed.D.
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Compliance Officer Erik Parks, M.B.A.
Chief Marketing Officer Clay Gillespie, B.A.
Executive Vice President of Operations                                      Bob Haimes, M.B.A.                            

System Administrators

Associate Dean of Nursing Curriculum and Assessment Leila Casteel, D.N.P., R.N.
Associate Dean of Nursing Operations Dina Hewett, Ph.D., R.N.
Associate Director of Faculty Effectiveness Kacey Ingram, Ed.D.
Associate Director of Registration Anthony Lucci, M.B.A.
Associate Provost of Academic Operations Larry Doty, M.A.
Associate Provost of Curriculum and Outcomes Assessment Harriet Thompson, Ph.D.
Associate Provost of Library Resources Services Beth Huwe, M.L.I.S.
Associate Provost of Registrar Services Janet Sabri, M.B.A.
Associate Vice President of Business Intelligence Benjamin Nirschl, M.B.A.
Associate Vice President of Community Partnership Thomas Perin, M.S.
Academic Project Manager James Bennett, M.F.A.
Director of Academic Compliance Sara Bartholomew, M.Ed.
Academic Compliance Assistant Ruth Brittain, M.Ed.
Controller Deborah Paukner, B.S., C.P.A.
Director of Alumni Support Jennifer Hoepner, B.A.
Director of Advertising Rene Burkard
Senior Director of Digital and Content Marketing Georgiane Berich, B.S.
Director of Faculty Effectiveness Jane Cobian, M.S.
Director of Financial Planning and Analysis Errol Meinholz, B.B.A., C.P.A.
Director of International Admissions and Operations Anissa Neill, B.S.
Director of Institutional Effectiveness Eric Siegel, Ph.D.
Director of Registration Andrew Huenink, B.A.
Director of Student Accounts Jeff Grieger, B.A.
Director of Safety and Equal Opportunity Emilie Vosswinkel, B.A.
Manager of Admissions Support Center Renee Pressley, B.S.
Manager of Financial Reporting Kate Hauser, B.S., C.P.A.
Associate VP of Admissions (Ground) Manny Martinez, M.B.A.
Senior System Registrar Roland Rudas, B.S.
Senior VP of Strategic Partnerships & Workforce Development Karilyn Van Oosten, M.A.
System Director of Career Development Don Patarino, B.A.
System Director of Financial Aid Sarah Miller, B.S.
System Director of Student Services BriAnne Danielson, Ed.D.
System Division Chair of Business Jon Outland, Ph.D.
System Division Chair of General Education Annie Schultz, M.S.
System Division Chair of Healthcare Brandon Ashby, Ed.D.
System Division Chair of Public Safety Andrew Rule, M.A.
System Division Chair of Technology Chris LaBounty, M.Ed.
System Manager of Admissions Support Center Jennifer Christensen, M.A.
Vice President of Admissions Derrick Pope, M.B.A.
Vice President of Financial Aid and Compliance Kevin McShane, M.B.A.
Vice President of Human Resources Stephanie Langer, J.D.
Vice President of Information Technology Mladen Grgic, M.S.
Vice President of Program Marketing Strategy Celia Ffrench, B.S.

Campus Administrators

Akron Location  
President Bill Cassidy, M.Ed., M.B.A. 
Academic Dean Stephanie Newman, M.Ed.
Director of Admissions Suzanne Peters, B.S.
Director of Financial Aid Matthew Miller, B.S.
Career Development Coach III Jennifer Osburn, M.Ed.
Atlanta Location  
President Chris Chavez, M.S.
Academic Dean Michael Velarde-Bell, Ed.D.
Director of Admissions Hanna Collins, M.B.A.
Director of Financial Aid Lisa Sander, B.S.
Director of Career Development Ayana Emory, B.A.
Birmingham Location  
President Sarah Higgins, M.Ed.
Academic Dean Christopher LaBounty, M.A.Ed.
Associate Director of Admissions Knigia Tolbert, M.S.A.
Director of Financial Aid Kentray Sims, M.B.A.
Director of Student Services Bryan Grindle, B.S.
Career Development Coach III Jennifer Osburn, M.Ed.
Brookfield location  
President                                                                                      Jarvis Racine, M.B.A., M.H.R.M.
Academic Dean Steve McEvoy, J.D.
Director of Admissions Christy Nyemeck, M.B.A.
Director of Financial Aid Christina Ramsey, B.S.
Senior Career Development Coach Chris Szolyga, B.A.
Kenosha Location  
President                                                                                      Jeff Hill, Ed.D
Academic Dean Beth Gilbertson, M.Ed.
Associate Director of Admissions Erin Ginn, M.A.
Director of Financial Aid Jamie Grochan, M.B.A.
Director of Student Services Scott Ridosko, B.S.
Career Development Coach I Kevin Dziubinski, B.A.
Madison Location  
Interim President                                                Jeff Hill, Ed.D
Academic Dean Tracey Isensee, Ed.D.
Associate Director of Admissions Danielle Oest, M.B.A.
Senior Financial Aid Administrator Clayton Groth, B.A.
Senior Financial Aid Administrator Debbie Gannon, A.S.
Senior Career Development Coach Chris Szolyga, B.A.
Minneapolis Location  
Vice President of Operations (Campus Regions)/President  Jason Morgan, M.Ed.
Academic Dean Daniel Marcelle, Ph.D.
Director of Admissions Jennifer Sekula, B.S.
Director of Financial Aid Heather Boes, B.A.
Career Development Coach II Jena Mahne, M.S.
New Orleans Location  
President Jamie Hardage, M.B.A.
Academic Dean Chris LaBounty, MA.Ed.
Director of Admissions Alison Motichek, M.B.A
Director of Financial Aid Ava Gomez
Senior Career Development Coach Rick Herian, M.A.
Herzing Online  
President  Nigel Longworth, M.S.
Associate Provost/ Dean of Online Learning Kelly May, Ed.D.
Associate VP of Admissions Kristin Tuten, M.S.
Sr. Director of Admissions—Chicago Eric Reeves, M.B.A.
Sr. Director of Admissions—Menomonee Falls Jackie Korneli, M.B.A.
Director of Financial Aid Tim Parry, B.S.
Director of Student Services Jeff Ramsey, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Student Services Jordan Lang, M.Ed.
Associate Director, Student Services Elisabeth Koerner, M.S.
Orlando Location  
President  Jeff Cross, M.B.A.
Academic Dean Pat Edwards, Ed.D., R.N.
Director of Admissions  Dwayne Orr, B.S.
Director of Financial Aid  Jocelyn O’Bannon, B.S.
Director of Career Development  Sharon Rosin, B.F.A.