Interim Open Learning Director Named

October 01, 2007 - Campus Bulletin

John Cassidy, manager of distance education and DE learning technologies, has agreed to serve as interim director of the Office of Open Learning following the retirement of Virginia Gray.

"Virginia's career in education spans more than 35 years, and her contributions to Open Learning have been invaluable," says Prof. Anthony Clarke, acting associate vice-president (academic).

"Under her direction, Open Learning's offerings have grown from 55 to 208 degree courses, and enrolment in distance courses has surpassed 17,000, with students from more than 50 countries."

Cassidy will serve as interim director while the University conducts a search for a permanent director.

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