2017 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Susan C. Aldridge

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Recognized worldwide for her innovation and expertise in adult and distance learning, Dr. Aldridge serves as senior vice president for online learning at Drexel University and president of Drexel University Online.

As the former president of the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), she led efforts to redesign the curriculum; streamline student services; and implement next generation learning technologies. She also expanded enrollments and increased student retention rates, making UMUC the nation’s largest public university and a model for high-quality online education.

Before joining Drexel University, Dr. Aldridge served as a senior fellow at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) where she co-authored a book, Wired for Success. She is also a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences; has received multiple awards in recognition of her achievements; and has served on numerous higher education boards and task forces.