School of Adult & Online Education
As the dean of the School of Adult and Online Education at Maryville University, Katherine Louthan is committed to opening new pathways for adults and nontraditional students who want to complete their education and earn a degree.
With a career at Maryville that spans more than 15 years, Louthan earned her MA in Education from the university and spent her first 10 years in the Enrollment Division. She served in various roles, including recruiting undergraduates, planning recruitment and scholarship events, and leading enrollment operations. She was part of the team that launched the university’s online nursing program and moved into an School of Adult and Online leadership position in 2012.
Strong connections to Maryville, extensive enrollment management experience, and a commitment to meeting students’ needs — no matter their life stage or location — position Louthan to continue advancing one of the nation’s fastest-growing online learning programs.
Areas of Expertise:
- Online education
- Adult learning
- Admissions processes and trends
Notable Publications and Placements:
- “Creating meaningful online engagement,” University Business