Published: July 31, 2002

The University of Colorado at Boulder is launching a national search for a director of the Center for Advanced Training in Engineering and Computer Science.

Vince Micucci, CATECS director, has announced his retirement, effective Feb. 7, 2003.

CATECS, a program of the Division of Continuing Education, serves as the distance learning arm of CU-Boulder's College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Since Micucci's appointment as director in 1989, CATECS has gained a national reputation as a quality provider of graduate-level distance engineering education. Student course enrollments also have increased from 200 to 600 per semester.

"Vince has established a successful program that consistently provides quality distance engineering education," said Anne Heinz, dean of CU-Boulder's Division of Continuing Education. "Working with the faculty, Vince has added new courses, certificates and degree programs that serve the continuing professional education needs of engineers."

Micucci also has taught for 13 years in the Lockheed Martin Engineering Management Program at CU-Boulder. He received an outstanding instructor award from the National Technological University in 2001. He plans to continue teaching engineering management courses on a part-time basis after his retirement.

The search committee is chaired by Associate Vice Chancellor William Kaempfer.