Executive Director, Center for Online Learning, Research and Service (COLRS) and Research Associate Professor, University of Illinois Springfield
Dr. Vickie Cook is the Executive Director of COLRS and Associate Research Professor in the Masters of Arts in Education degree program at the University of Illinois Springfield. She is actively engaged in providing consulting and faculty development services to educational leaders across the U.S. and in Mexico. Vickie has presented at top regional and national online conferences for practitioners; is a co-author of the UPCEA Hallmarks of Excellence in Online Leadership; is lead author of the Hallmarks of Excellence in Online Leadership Growth Maturity Assessment; and serves as a peer reviewer. She also serves on several regional and national boards and was named 2017 University of Illinois President’s Executive Leadership Fellow and 2017 Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Fellow.
Vickie holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration and a M.S. in Adult Education. Previously, she held the position of Vice President of Innovation, and prior to that served as Dean of the School of Education, at Greenville University. She also was the Dean of Continuing Education and University Alliance in addition to holding several administrative and teaching positions at Kaskaskia College.