New Associate Dean of Continuing Ed/Extended Learning
By Brian Kleemann
Julian Prendi is the new Associate Dean of Continuing Education/Extended Learning at College of DuPage.
The Naperville resident is drawing on his experience in municipal administration as he focuses on the operations of his division, working closely with Continuing Education Dean Joseph Cassidy.
“Joe’s vision for me is to focus on our operations,” he said. “This means looking at everything Continuing Education does, including isolated tasks and duties, in order to aid the overall efforts of our division.”
Prendi earned his bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Northern Illinois University. After spending one year as a management analyst for the Village of Skokie, he was promoted as the Assistant to the Village Manager, where he worked in operational management for six years.
Prendi had thought about moving into higher education when he saw the opportunity at College of DuPage. While his new position is different from past ones, he can apply the same skill sets and interests that he developed during his municipal work.
“I’m really embracing the mission of College of DuPage and am excited to be working at an educational institution of this caliber,” he said. “Continuing Education/Extended Learning has a diverse student base and an impressive array of services. I want to help this division make the experience for our students even more rewarding.”