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    NOVEMBER 11, 2004
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Korns named director of Real Estate Institute


Barbara Korns, a real estate educator and program director whose background of experience also includes selling residential and investment properties, has been named director of Temple’s Real Estate Institute.

Her appointment marks a return to the REI for Korns, who developed curricula and taught courses at the institute for more than a decade. Most recently, she served as senior program director at The Chauncey Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Educational Testing Service. Among the programs in her portfolio were the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards.

Previously, Korns served as program director and senior test developer for Assessment Systems Inc., which was responsible for the development of the National Real Estate Salesperson and Brokers examinations, as well as the National Certified Real Estate Appraisers examinations.

She succeeds M. Patricia Staub, who retired in August after more than two decades at the institute.

“Barbara Korns will be a great addition to our team,” said William E. Parshall, director of the Center City Campus. “As a former instructor and practicing broker who worked in real estate, and with her understanding of the educational process, she will pick up where Pat Staub left off and take the program to the next level.”

“I am excited to have the opportunity to provide education and career development for real estate professionals as well as consumers through Temple’s Real Estate Institute,” Korns said.

“The institute’s outstanding reputation for quality programs taught by a faculty of successful practitioners is well-known in the field. I hope to build on that by creating new initiatives based on changing market needs.”

As director of the REI, Korns has responsibility for long-range and strategic planning, management, operational and program policies and procedures, curriculum and faculty.

Korns, who received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from the University of Pittsburgh, is also a graduate of the Pennsylvania Realtors Institute. She is a licensed Pennsylvania real estate broker with selling experience in the Philadelphia area.

Located at Temple University Center City, 1515 Market St., directly across the street from City Hall, the Real Estate Institute has been a leading resource for real estate education, career development and continuing professional education since 1973.

In addition to courses designed to prepare aspiring professionals for real estate careers and state licensure, the institute offers continuing professional education as well as courses geared to issues of broader public interest, including sessions on real estate investment, first-time home buying, landlord-tenant relations, and more. Classes are offered at convenient daytime hours, evenings and weekends.

For more information, contact the Real Estate Institute at 204-1530.

- By Harriet Goodheart