WCET Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is representative of the WCET membership, makes recommendations on programmatic issues of interest to the membership and leads and/or contributes to activities in support of WCET’s programs and membership.

Elected At-Large

Term Ends 2023

Gary Chinn

WCET Steering Committee, Assistant Dean, Digital Learning, The Pennsylvania State University



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Janelle Elias

WCET Steering Committee, Vice President, Strategy & Advancement, Rio Salado College


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Chantae Recasner

WCET Steering Committee Vice Chair, WCET Executive Council, Equity Research Manager for Advanced Analytics, Western Governors University


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Term Ends 2024

Jory Hadsell

WCET Steering Committee Chair, WCET Executive Council, Vice Chancellor and CIO, Technology, Foothill-De Anza Community College District



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Representing Public Two-Year Institutions

Term Ends 2024

Shani Suber

WCET Steering Committee, Dean of E-learning Effectiveness and Enhancement, Dallas College



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Representing Public Four-Year Institutions

Term Ends 2025

Robert Griffiths

WCET Steering Committee, Chief Digital Learning Officer, Office of Technology and Digital Innovation, The Ohio State University (Re-elected October 2022)



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Representing Private Institutions

Term Ends 2025

Robert Saum

WCET Steering Committee, Senior Strategy and Deployment Specialist, Division of Academic Innovation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Incoming October 2022)

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Representing Minority Serving Institutions

Term Ends 2024

Gloria Niles

WCET Steering Committee, Director of Online Learning, University of Hawai'i System



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Representing State, System, and Consortia Offices

Term Ends 2024

Missy (Melissa) LaCour

WCET Steering Committee, Director of New Markets, Academics and Workforce, Louisiana Community and Technical College System


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Representing Corporations

Term Ends 2024

Krysia Lazarewicz

WCET Steering Committee, Vice President, University Business Development, Wiley University Services


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Representing Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) in Digital Learning

Terms Ends 2025

Suzanne Ehrlich

WCET Steering Committee, Associate Professor & Co-Director, UNITE Design Lab, University of North Florida



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Representing Quality in Digital Learning

Terms Ends 2025

Theresa Umscheid

WCET Steering Committee, Executive Director, Iowa Community College Online Consortium


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Representing Digital Learning Practices

Term Ends 2024

Kelvin Thompson

WCET Steering Committee, Vice Provost of Online Strategy & Teaching Innovation, University of Louisville


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Representing Digital Learning Policies

Term Ends 2024

Ilona Marie Hajdu

WCET Steering Committee, Senior Associate Director, Office of Online Education, Indiana University


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As Steering Committee Past Chair

Term Ends 2023

Shannon Riggs

WCET Steering Committee Past Chair, WCET Executive Council, Executive Director of Academic Programs and Learning Innovation, Oregon State University Ecampus



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