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Make Henry Leitner the Dean of HES

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Organized by the students of HES

As you all maybe aware that Dr. Henry H. Leitner is the Interim Dean of Division of Continuing education. If you want to see him be the Dean of the Division of Continuing Education and University Extension, please sign this petition.

Because of the following reasons he will make a good Dean.

Over the past six years, Dr. Leitner has established a Digital Teaching and Learning unit that supports 500 faculty and teaching assistants in delivering high-quality and high-touch courses. In the current year, this group will produce nearly 900 online courses. It has developed asynchronous and synchronous cloud-based course delivery tools, and created specially equipped campus-based classrooms that utilize open-source software (OpenCast) and commercially available web-conferencing software (Zoom).

Dr. Leitner created the Master of Liberal Arts in information technology degree, (the ALM in IT) at the Harvard Extension School. This graduate program exposes learners to modern software engineering methodologies, theoretical and formal areas of computer science, advanced topics in cryptography, nanoscale science, digital media arts and sciences and enterprise computing, as well as the latest trends in IT management and data science.

Dr. Leitner also co-founded Articulate Systems, Inc., a company that pioneered the use of voice recognition technology on the Apple Macintosh computer. He helped create the Indian Computer Academy, a nonprofit institute based in Bangalore, India. He received his master's degree and his doctorate from Harvard University in Applied Mathematics.

These are not his only qualifications. He emanates positivity and motivates students to be better. He has not only shaped the minds of influential people around the world including David Malan and Mark Zuckerberg, he has the potential to inspire many more Zuckerbergs to be leaders of the future.

Dr. Leitner reaches out to every student the same way as he reached out to Larry page and Zuckerberg before they were known worldwide.

We believe he will make an excellent dean and want him to stay with DCE.

Need more reasons? Watch his input on the future of Online Learning at Harvard https://www.extension.harvard.edu/inside-extension/henry-leitner-future-online-learning-harvardhere.

Thank you!

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