August 15, 2014
Contact: Cali Morrison
Manager of Communications, WCET
Higher Education Leaders Elected to Lead WCET Steering Committee
The WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) is pleased to announce that Luke Dowden, director of Distance Learning at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette has been elected by his peers to serve as its 2014-2015 steering committee chair. Effective immediately, he will serve as the vice chair and will assume the chair position at the WCET Annual Meeting, November 19-21, 2014, in Portland, Oregon.
Deb Gearhart, vice provost for eLearning and Strategic Partnerships at Ohio University, was elected to serve as the 2014-2015 vice chair. She will rise to the chair position for 2015-2016.
Karen Solomon, vice president for accreditation relations, higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, will serve as interim chair of the steering committee until the November meeting. The position was recently vacated by the retirement of the 2013-2014 chair. Solomon is also the chair of the WCET Executive Council.
The WCET staff, steering and executive committees would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Ritchie Boyd and Christine Lustik, who served WCET for many years and are off to new adventures.
The WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) is the leading national, non-profit, member-driven organization devoted to advancing excellence in technology-enhanced higher education, working at the intersection of practice, policy and technology.
Director of Distance Learning
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Vice Provost for eLearning and Strategic Partnerships
Vice President for Accreditation Relations
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association