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  • Two decades as provost or president of online institutions
  • 10 years as consultant evaluator for Higher Learning Commision
  • ~5 years as Provost of Western Governors University (80K students)
  • Started and nurtured Colorado Technical University’s Online
  • Implemented online doctoral programs
  • Gained approval for online teacher preparation programs
  • Lead 3 comprehensive reaffirmations of accreditation
  • 13 years in software & systems development, including Bell Laboratories
  • Tenured computer science professor
  • Research in learning with technology, NSF Grant, Eisenhower Grant, and other sponsored research.
  • Research and writing on Competency-based Learning


The mission of Higher Learning Challenge LLC is to provide innovative solutions to address the challenges facing our students, faculty, and institutions of higher learning.