Vice Provost Rovy BranonNamed UPCEA
President-Elect

University of Washington Continuum College Vice Provost Rovy Branon to Serve as UPCEA President-Elect

UPCEA — the national association for university leaders in professional, continuing and online education — named Dr. Rovy Branon, vice provost for the University of Washington Continuum College, as the association’s 2019-20 president-elect during its 2019 conference. 

As UPCEA president-elect, Branon will lead the UPCEA Membership Committee and work with UPCEA member institutions on diversity and inclusion efforts on their campuses.

“I am honored to serve and represent our UPCEA members in their important work,” Branon said. “As leaders in lifelong learning, we are resolved to create relevant academic programming that helps people grow professionally and personally. In a world of digital transformation and rapid change, we believe that everyone deserves education to thrive.”

As vice provost, Branon oversees all UW Professional & Continuing Education programs and staff. Previously, Branon was the associate dean for online learning and the executive director of the Academic Advanced Distributed Learning Co-Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Extension in Madison. Prior to his work in higher education, he led an instructional design team at Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis.

“Rovy is a leader and creative thinker dedicated to lifelong learning,” said UPCEA CEO Bob Hansen. “I look forward to working with him over the next year and during his presidency as we collaborate with all UPCEA member institutions in creating what today’s learners need.”

Branon previously served as a director-at-large on the UPCEA Board of Directors, the chair of the UPCEA Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the chair of the 2019 UPCEA Annual Conference Advisory Committee.

Branon earned a Master of Education in Instructional Systems Technology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology — with a minor in human-computer interaction — from Indiana University. He currently lives in Seattle with his wife, who teaches second grade, and 25-year-old son. They are active in the community as members of the Seattle Art Museum and ardent supporters of the Seattle Sounders.

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