Monica Orozco
Monica Orozco

Monica Orozco has been named Vice Provost for Extended Learning at UNM. Provost Chaouki Abdallah says the appointment will be effective July 1, 2013.

"I am pleased to announce Dr. Monica Orozco as Vice Provost for Extended Learning. She brings a broad and unique national and global perspective in the area of distance learning and, in my view, has the ability to take our Extended Learning division to the next level. Her leadership will be particularly important as we look to grow our extended learning and online presence and integrate our division of Continuing Education during times of fast changes in distance and adult education" said Abdallah.

When asked about her appointment, Orozco commented, "I am delighted to join the University of New Mexico community.  Extended Learning at UNM offers high-quality programming across the state that serves pre-school students through senior citizens.  In addition, UNM is at the forefront of innovation in online education. I look forward to collaborating with my UNM colleagues to build upon this very rich foundation."

Orozco earned her Ph.D. in Instruction & Curriculum from the University of Florida. Her research, published in the American Journal of Distance Education and the Sloan Consortium's Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks has focused on distance learning student success and faculty development. Orozco is also an alumna of the Institute for Emerging Leaders in Online Learning, which is offered by Penn State in collaboration with the Sloan Consortium.

Prior to her position at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), where she currently serves as assistant provost for eLearning, she worked at Auburn University, where she served as director of Distance Learning and Outreach. With over a decade of experience, Orozco has also previously held positions at Cape Fear Community College, SunGard Higher Education, and Florida State College at Jacksonville.

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