Deaton to Lead AU Office of Technology and Online Learning
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 11:18AM

A familiar face is the first leader of the recently launched Anderson University Office of Technology, Online Learning and Innovation.

Dr. Benjamin Deaton, who currently serves as Assistant Provost for Academic Innovation and Digital Learning and Executive Director of the AU Center for Innovation and Digital Learning (CIDL), has been named Vice President in charge of the Office of Technology, Online Learning and Innovation. The new initiative was created in 2018 in an effort to bring together the core services of learning and information technology, online learning, learning design and academic innovation in order to serve the needs of AU students, faculty and staff. The new office is comprised of three areas: the CIDL, Information Technology and a unit dedicated to online and continuous learning.

“Anderson University thrives on a culture that recognizes the importance of casting a vision for the future rather than reflecting on past accomplishments,” AU President Dr. Evans Whitaker said. “Elevating Dr. Deaton to this new position reflects that institutional priority because he challenges us to re-think the ways we deliver learning opportunities in the 21st century. His leadership, emphasis on innovation and singular focus on the entire AU family will serve him well in this new role.”

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