Blake Wood
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University of Illinois Springfield Vice Chancellor for Enrollment & Retention Management Vickie Cook has been elected to the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Board of Directors.

OLC is a collaborative community of higher education leaders and innovators, dedicated to advancing quality digital teaching and learning experiences. It has approximately 800 member institutions.

For the past 10 years, Cook has overseen online learning through the UIS Center for Online Learning, Research and Service; Continuing and Professional Education; Office of Engaged Learning; and Center for Faculty Excellence and served as a member of the provost’s leadership team.

“I am humbled and honored to be joining the OLC Board of Directors,” Cook said. “The OLC board consists of a collaborative group of innovative leaders who are focused on excellence in the digital learning experience. I am thrilled to be a part of the good work of OLC in advancing high-quality teaching and learning experiences through digital learning.”

As a research faculty member, Cook authored several works discussing the intersection of capacity building through leadership. Her research interests focus on generational learning, multi-generational teaching in the online space and comparisons of Generation Z and Generation Alpha expectations for learning.

Since November 2022, Cook has served as the UIS vice chancellor for enrollment and retention management, having previously served as associate vice chancellor for enrollment & online, professional and engaged learning since August 2021. She is responsible for undergraduate, online and graduate admissions; international admissions; enrollment processing and operations, financial aid and the overall student retention work of the institution.

Board members, who serve a three-year term, are chosen by the current OLC Board for their in-depth knowledge and leadership in higher education.