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Great Plains IDEA honors Dean Moxley

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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Virginia Moxley, dean of the College of Human Ecology, has been honor the 2011 Friends of Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (IDEA) award, created to applaud individuals who have made a significant contribution to the development and/or operation of the program.

“She has been a leader of Great Plains IDEA from its fledgling informal days of colleagues sitting around a table to the present era of numerous programs, widespread impact, formal policies and inclusion of disciplines beyond the human sciences,” said Carol A. Gould, executive director.

Moxley received the award at the spring meeting in Kansas City April 14 and 15.

“There have been numerous times when Dr. Moxley has helped alliance participants figure out how to do things that had never been done and that some said we could not do,” Gould added. “She has vision, she is creative and her passion for higher education strategic alliances is contagious.”

The Great Plains IDEA sponsors multi-institutional academic programs and since its inception in the Great Plains region, it has grown to be a partnership of public research universities that span the nation.

Also receiving a “Friends” award was Thomas H. Gibson, director of eLearning Business Development at Montana State University.

Prepared by Human Ecology communications

This article was posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, and is filed under Great Plains IDEA.