The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is pleased to announce the addition of four esteemed individuals to its Board of Directors. These accomplished professionals bring a wealth of experience and expertise in online and blended learning, educational technology, and higher education leadership.
Sheila Bouie, Ed.D.
Sheila Bouie currently serves as the Dean of Health and Sciences at Southwest Tennessee Community College and brings over 20 years of experience in higher education. As an advocate for healthcare in underserved communities, she launched the first on-campus health center to serve the college. The center was established to help disseminate health information and teach healthy lifestyle changes. She has also developed, led, evaluated, and consulted for many nursing programs across several states. Bouie’s passion for accessible education is evident as she continues to lead efforts in creating multiple pathways into health related careers.
Tina Parscal, Ph.D.
Tina Parscal serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor for CCCOnline and Academic Affairs for the Colorado Community College System (CCCS). She is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic vision that ensures the continuation of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) as a nationally recognized consortium model for online and shared course teaching and learning. With over 20 years of leadership experience, Parscal has held diverse roles in higher education, including provost, executive director, and college dean. She is recognized for her outstanding service and leadership in digital learning, earning the Dick Jonsen & Mollie McGill Award from WCET in 2022.
Jason Rhode, Ph.D.
Jason Rhode, Associate Vice Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Digital Education at Northern Illinois University (NIU), brings over 20 years of leadership experience in higher ed online education and faculty development. As the chief online learning officer at NIU, he oversees the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning and university-wide digital learning. Rhode is a champion for academic excellence and student-centric, equity-minded approaches across the faculty development and digital learning functions that he leads. He has published and presented widely and has received numerous accolades for his contributions to the field, most recently being named a Fellow of the Online Learning Consortium in 2023.
Kelvin Thompson, Vice Provost for Online Strategy and Teaching Innovation at the University of Louisville (UofL), joins the OLC Board with an extensive background in online and blended learning. As an experienced speaker and facilitator, Thompson has addressed audiences across the U.S. on topics related to educational technology. He is the co-host of the Teaching Online Podcast, a co-editor of the SAGE Handbook of Online Higher Education, and has collaborated on the design of numerous online and blended courses over the past 25 years. Thompson’s research interests focus on how interaction affects learner engagement, and he is a Fellow of the Online Learning Consortium.
These distinguished professionals will play a crucial role in shaping the future direction of the Online Learning Consortium, contributing their wealth of knowledge and experience to advance the field of online education.
For more information about the Online Learning Consortium and its Board of Directors, please visit onlinelearningconsortium.org. You can also learn more about the Board of Directors nomination process here.
About the Online Learning Consortium (OLC)
The Online Learning Consortium is a collaborative community of higher education leaders and innovators, dedicated to advancing quality digital teaching and learning experiences designed to reach and engage the modern learner – anyone, anywhere, anytime. OLC accelerates innovation and drives transformation in higher education through its conferences, professional development, instructional resource sharing, research, and community-driven initiatives.
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