Fred Holman was appointed Vice Provost of Extended Studies in 2004. As Vice Provost of Extended Studies, Holman has overall leadership and responsibility for delivering academic credit and non-credit outreach programs, customized training and other educational activities to the public. Extended Studies consist of the following units: Independent Learning, Summer Session, Wintermester, Freshman Start, Evening Studies, University Credit Across Nevada (UCAN), Management Professional Development, Youth Programs, Fleishmann Planetarium and Science Center, Redfield Campus and Performing Arts Programs.
Prior to his appointment at Nevada, Holman served as Dean of Continuing and Adult Education at St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, Fla., from 1996-2004, as well as Dean of Graduate and Continuing Education at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa (1991-96), Dean of Continuing Education at St. Ambrose (1986-91), and Associate Dean of Continuing Education and Director of Conferences and Institutes at St. Ambrose (1983-86).
A 1975 graduate of William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa, Holman received his M.A. degree in history from Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., as well as his Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Iowa. Holman is an at-large board member for the University Professional and Continuing Education Association, and has served as an executive board member for the Council on Engagement and Outreach and the Association of Public Land Grant Universities, as well as board member for the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education: Interstate Course Exchange. Active in community service, Holman is a board member for Nevada Humanities, and served as a member of Washoe County School District's Education Consortium.