After serving as interim director since January 2021, Julie Lovett has been selected as director of extended education to represent TCU’s lifelong learning goals and philosophies to local, regional and national communities. She will report directly to Vice Provost Susan Weeks.
As director, Lovett oversees high-quality courses, programs, conferences and other offerings that educate, enlighten, renew and serve both TCU and the community. She partners with TCU’s academic departments on planning, budgeting and administering continuing education programs, and serves as an advocate, liaison and consultant for these programs.
Lovett joined TCU’s Office of Extended Education in 2000 and served as consultant, coordinator, assistant director and associate director. Among her accomplishments, she implemented the ongoing TCU Faculty Favorite Lecture Series and established TCU Silver Frogs, a lifelong learning institute for older adults with 600 members and nearly 100 programs each semester. Her professional background in higher education includes pubic, private, two-year and four-year institutions. She holds an MEd from Colorado State University and BS in human development from Penn State University.
TCU extended education offers community classes, professional courses, Silver Frog courses and events, and youth summer camps. Community education includes art, culture, technology, financial management, languages, writing, music and more. Professional education serves teachers, communicators, social workers, paralegals, nonprofit development and other career opportunities. Summer camps support STEM, SAT, ACT, math, music and reading. For more information visit lifelong.tcu.edu.