Executive Director, Distance Learning and Student Services, Florida Virtual Campus
As executive director for distance learning and student services, John Opper oversees the operation of the distance learning and student support services offered through the Florida Virtual Campus. He interacts regularly with state policymakers, education leaders, community agencies, educational entities, and industry regarding issues pertaining to technology and education, and participates in creating statewide distance learning policy and programs affecting Florida’s schools, colleges, and universities. Opper has authored policy studies and recommendations in the area of undergraduate education, academic libraries, funding policy, and educational technology. In addition, he has served on a variety of state, regional, and national workgroups and boards.