Chief Online Learning Officer / Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Success, Alamo Colleges District


Luke Dowden is the chief online learning officer and associate vice chancellor of academic success at the Alamo Colleges District. Through Alamo Colleges Online, he leads and supports capacity-building initiatives at all five Colleges so they may gain a greater market share of online learners in their respective service areas. Alamo Colleges Online was a finalist for the 2020 Bellwether Award for Community College Excellence in the area of planning, governance, and finance. Luke is a member of the Quality Matters Board of Directors. In 2014, Luke received the inaugural recipient of the Online Learning Consortium Bruce N. Chaloux Award for Early Career Excellence in Online Education. He is a persistent advocate for designing experiences for learners with some college and no degree as well as those who are employed and income constrained.

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