USDLA WELCOMES NEW OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
UNITED STATES DISTANCE LEARNING ASSOCIATION
140 Gould Street, Needham, MA 02494 800-275-5162
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Organization’s 2000 Annual Meeting Held in California
Anaheim, December 6 -United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
members welcomed new officers and members of the Board of Directors today at
the organization’s annual meeting in Anaheim, California. The meeting is
held in conjunction with the Telecon West Conference and Exposition.
Jolly T. Holden is the new Chairman of the USDLA Board of Directors. Dr.
Holden served as USDLA President for the past year. He was Chief Learning
Strategist for Spacenet, and is currently assigned to the Training and
Development Department of StarBand Communications.
Shirley M. Davis is Chairman Emeritus for the coming year. Davis served as
Chairman of the USDLA Board of Directors for the past year. She is Director
of Learning Innovations at PBS Adult Learning Service.
The Association’s new President is Marshall E. Allen, who has served as
Executive Vice President and President-Elect for the past year. Allen is
Director of Educational Television Services (ETS) and the Institute for
Tele-communications at Oklahoma State University.
The Executive Vice President and President-Elect for 2001 is Glenda Mathis,
who served as USDLA’s Secretary for the past year. Mathis is President of
Springboard Communications in Abilene, Texas, a media company providing
video production, web design, animation and other multimedia services.
James E. Vautrot will serve as USDLA’s Treasurer for the coming year.
Vautrot is President and CEO of BAF Satellite & Technology Corporation, a
provider of satellite services and advanced technology applications for
broadcast, corporate, governmental and educational clients.
USDLA’s new Secretary is Deborah A. Harrison, Ph.D. Dr. Harrison is Texas
Education manager for VTEL Corporation in Austin, Texas. She is also
President of the Texas Distance Learning Association and Chairman of the
USDLA Awards Committee.
The new member of the USDLA Board of Directors is Denzil Edge, Ph.D., who
will also serve as Chairman of Publications Committee. Dr. Edge is
Professor and Director of Distance Education Programs in Special Education
at the University of Louisville. He is also Past-President of the Kentucky
Distance Learning Association.
Six other current board members were re-elected to three-year terms ending
in 2003. They are Marshall E. Allen, Shirley M. Davis, Dr. Andy DiPaolo of
Stanford University, Steven Kohn of Verizon, Donald Lake of the L. A. County
Office of Education TEAMS Distance Learning Project, and Dr. Ray Steele of
Ball State University.
United States Distance Learning Association is a non-profit organization
founded in 1987 to promote the development and application of distance
learning for education and training. USDLA represents nearly 2000 members
involved with pre-K-through-12 and higher education, continuing education,
corporate, military and government training and telemedicine. USDLA is now
the leading source of information and distance learning policy
recommendations for Congress, government agencies and industry. In 1993
USDLA began the process of establishing chapters in all fifty states. For
more information visit USDLA’s website at www.usdla.org or call
CONTACT: Bill Wagner 877-992-4637 or 301-774-8214, firstname.lastname@example.org