Karen Vignare, Ph.D., M.B.A is a strategic and systemic leader, focused on launching innovations from online learning to leveraging emerging technologies from analytics, retention tools, personalization and adaptive learning. She currently manages her own consulting company serving an association, universities and educational technology companies to provide insight on how to successfully launch, measure impact, improve efficiency, and improve student success in higher education. Her primary focus is supporting the Association for Public and Land-Grant Universities as a Program Director for the Accelerating Adoption of Adaptive Courseware. For the past three years, she served as a Vice-Provost, at University of Maryland University College, the largest online public open access institution leading mission focused innovations in adaptive learning, student success and analytics. Her work as a Director at MSUglobal at Michigan State University focused on helping departments at MSU integrate emerging technologies into extension, non-credit programs and international research projects. She has an extensive portfolio of published research on various topics in online learning. She has a Ph.D. from Nova Southeastern University and a M.B.A from the University of Rochester’s William Simon School of Business.