Washington State University’s Global Campus Chancellor Dave Cillay has been selected by UPCEA to serve as secretary/treasurer on the organization’s board of directors.
UPCEA is a Washington, D.C.-based association for college and university leaders in professional, continuing, and online education.
Cillay has been on the organization’s board of directors for two years and will serve a two-year term in the secretary/treasurer position.
“I’m deeply honored to be selected for this opportunity,” said Cillay. “UPCEA is a great organization for advancing innovative learning for students around the globe, and I’m very proud to be a part of it.”
Cillay, who also serves as WSU’s vice president of Academic Outreach and Innovation, started at WSU in 2003 as director of instructional development and technologies at the university’s Center for Distance and Professional Education, responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of online courses and programs.
Under Cillay’s leadership, CDPE evolved into WSU’s 100% online Global Campus, established in 2012. He has been published in journals and textbooks and has presented at national and international conferences regarding online education, learning design, change leadership, and academic technology.
“Academic technology and online learning are vital resources for those pursuing higher education in the ever-changing modern landscape,” said Cillay. “For our Global Campus students around the world, online learning offers a convenient and flexible format that fit’s their diverse lifestyles and allows them to achieve their educational goals.”
For more than 100 years, UPCEA has served most of the leading public and private colleges and universities in North America. The association serves its members with innovative conferences and specialty seminars, research and benchmarking information, professional networking opportunities, and publications.
“I look forward to continuing WSU’s mutually beneficial relationship with UPCEA,” said Cillay. “For me, it’s all about serving the best interests of students, no matter how or where they learn. I think that my continued work with UPCEA will help me continue to do that as WSU moves into the future.”