Bob Stine has been Dean of the College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS) since June 2018. Prior to that he served as Sr. Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the college for 11 years. His academic training was in forest genetics and organizational management. Arriving at the University of Minnesota in the 1980s, Bob led the Minnesota Tree Improvement Cooperative, was Coordinator of the Cloquet Forestry Center, and was an Associate Dean in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences prior to joining CCAPS.
Bob is focused on expanding access to the University of Minnesota for a broad range of learners – from high school students earning college credits to retirees with an ongoing thirst for knowledge, and everyone in between. He views CCAPS as an integral component of the university’s land grant mission, with a special emphasis on serving a diverse audience.
Since joining CCAPS Bob has been active in the University Professional and Continuing Education Association, including service on the national Board of Directors. He represents the University on the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Board, a program of the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).