UPCEA's Chief Online Learning Officers

A Chief Online Learning Officer (COLO) is the primary leader for an online, digital, or other technology-enhanced postsecondary enterprise and can have responsibilities inclusive of, but not limited to, digital and hybrid learning, instructional design, student experience, and faculty development (whether at the unit, college, or institutional level). They influence and/or make critical path decisions in strategic collaboration with other institutional leaders (e.g. outsourcing operational aspects vs. building internal teams, etc.).

COLOs advocate for and with stakeholders to advance the strategy, leadership, and vision of postsecondary online education in keeping with an institution’s mission and values. COLOs often bring business acumen and an entrepreneurial approach, and serve as conveners for innovation within higher education institutions. UPCEA recognizes there is diversity in the title of such roles, depending on institutional type, culture, and maturity of the online enterprise.

Each UPCEA member institution has the opportunity to identify a COLO to represent them on the Council for Chief Online Learning Officers (C-COLO). The following UPCEA member institutions are represented by a Chief Online Learning Officer:

Adler University
American Public University System
American University
Anderson University
Arizona State University
ArtCenter College of Design

Auburn University
Bemidji State University
Berklee College of Music
Bob Jones University
Boise State University
Boston College

Boston University
Brandeis University
Brandman University
Brigham Young University
Brown University
California Institute of Integral Studies
California State University, Chico
California State University, Dominguez Hills
California State University, East Bay
California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Long Beach
California State University, Monterey Bay
California State University, Office of the Chancellor
California State University, Sacramento
California State University, San Bernardino
Campbell University
Central Michigan University
Central Washington University
Clemson University
Coastline College
Colorado Community College System
Colorado State University
Colorado Technical University
Columbia University, School of Professional Studies
DeSales University
Dixie State University
Drake University
Duke University
D'Youville College
Eastern Kentucky University
Elms College
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Excelsior College
Fitchburg State University
Framingham State University
Fresno Pacific University
Gallaudet University
Georgetown University
Georgia College

Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia State University
Gettysburg College
Grand Valley State University
Harvard University
Indian River State College

Indiana State University
Indiana University
James Madison University
Johns Hopkins University
Johnson & Wales University
K-State Global Campus
Lehigh University
Linfield University
Longwood University
Louisiana State University
Loyola University Chicago
Marist College
Maryland University of Integrative Health
McGill University
MCPHS University
Miami University
Michigan State University
Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Misericordia University
Mississippi State University
MIT Professional Education
Montana State University, Bozeman
Moody Bible Institute
Mount St. Mary's University
National Louis University
New England Institute of Technology
New Mexico Highlands University

New York University
North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina State University
Northern Arizona University
Northern Illinois University
Northern Michigan University
Northwestern University
Oakland University
Oklahoma State University
Old Dominion University
Oregon State University Ecampus
Otis College of Art & Design
Penn State University
Providence College School of Continuing Education
Purdue University

Purdue University Fort Wayne
Purdue University Global
Rhode Island School of Design
Rice University
Roanoke Higher Education Center
Rowan University
Rush University
Rutgers the State University of New Jersey
Ryerson University
Saint Louis University
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
San Jose State University
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Simon Fraser University
Southeast Missouri State University
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Southern Methodist University
Southern Utah University
Stevens Institute of Technology
SUNY College at Oswego
Syracuse University
Temple University
Texas Tech University
The Catholic University of America
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

The Master's University
The New School
The Ohio State University
The University of Alabama
The University of British Columbia
The University of Newcastle, Australia
The University of Texas at Arlington
The University of Texas at Tyler
The University of Toledo
Thomas Edison State University
Truman State University
Tufts University
Tulane University
UCLA Extension
University at Buffalo-SUNY
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alaska Fairbanks
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas
University of Calgary
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Central Florida
University of Central Missouri
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware
University of Illinois at Springfield
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Kentucky
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

University of Louisville
University of Maine
University of Maryland Baltimore County
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Nebraska
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of North Dakota
University of North Florida
University of North Texas
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Regina
University of South Carolina
University of South Florida
University of Southern California
University of Southern Indiana
University of Southern Maine
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
University of Texas at San Antonio
University of the Pacific
University of Toronto
University of Utah
University of Washington
University of West Florida
University of Wisconsin Parkside
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
University of Wisconsin-River Falls
University of Wyoming
Utah State University
Villanova University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Volunteer State Community College
Washington State University
Washington University in St. Louis
Weber State University
Western Carolina University
Western Governors University
Western Kentucky University
Western Michigan University
Western Washington University
Westfield State University
Widener University
Wilmington University
Winona State University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Wright State University
York University, School of Continuing Studies