FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/07/96
Contact: Carol Selkin, Director,
Public Information/Editorial Services
Los Angeles, California -- October 7, 1996 -- California
State University, Los Angeles recently appointed Lynn Elen
Burton as dean of Continuing Education, effective October
14, 1996. Burton comes to Cal State L.A. from Ottawa, Canada,
where, since 1992, she has been the executive coordinator for
the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO).
During the DFO merger with the Canadian Coast Guard, she created
a research team to determine training and development needs of
the 12,000-employee Federal Government department, among her various
duties. Recruited to this post at the start of the Atlantic Fisheries
environmental crisis -- the largest layoff in Canadian history
-- Burton directed DFO efforts with the fishing industry and the
provinces, on training and community adjustment. These efforts
resulted in the establishment of three national human resource
councils and the development of several continuing education programs
for fishermen, a key element in long-term industry adjustment.
From 1989 to 1992, Burton served as director of Environmental
Education, Training and Youth Programs for Canada's Department
of the Environment, and was senior advisor for the Canadian National
Advisory Board on Science and Technology, chaired by the Prime
Minister, from 1986 to 1989. Under her directorship, Skill Development
for Employment and Immigration Canada produced Learning a Living
in Canada and Learning For Life-- watershed documents
that influenced Canadian labor market training policy and programs.
Burton has taught and been an administrator for various boards
of education in Canada, and was a part-time faculty member in
graduate education at the University of Ottawa. From 1978 to
1981, she was coordinator of Continuing Education at The Johns
Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. She received a bachelor
of arts degree at Towson State University, Baltimore, an M.S.
at The Johns Hopkins University, and a M.A. and Ed.D. from Columbia
University Teachers' College, New York. She is a founding member
of McGill Atlantis Program for Quality University Teaching, and
served two three-year terms on the Board of Directors, Canadian
Association for Adult Education.