WCET Executive Council, Chief Online Learning Officer, Alamo Colleges District

Luke Dowden is the chief online learning officer for the Alamo Colleges District. Through Alamo Colleges Online, he leads and supports capacity-building initiatives at all five community colleges so each may gain a greater market share of online learners in their respective service areas. Luke serves the online learning community by providing his leadership on the Quality Matter Board’s Executive Committee, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Learning Technology Advisory Committee, UPCEA’s Council for Credential Innovation Leadership, and WCET’s Executive Council. He has earned multiple honors and awards, including the Excellence in Leadership Practice Award from the 2022 Alamo Colleges District Emerging Leaders Class and the Leadership Award in Digital Credentials from 1EdTech (2023). He was also part of OLC’s distinguished Class of Fellows in 2022.

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