Montana State University

Obbink elected to national distance learning commission

May 17, 2010


Kim Obbink of Montana State University's Extended University was recently elected to serve on the Commission on Learning, Instruction and Technology of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association.   High-Res Available

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Kim Obbink, director of Montana State University's Extended University, was recently elected to serve on the Commission on Learning, Instruction and Technology of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association.

UPCEA is the country's largest professional association dedicated to continuing and professional education. Its members include public and private accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities, international universities, and nonprofit organizations with a significant commitment to professional and continuing higher education.

Obbink was selected by peers from across the country for the three-year term. She will work with other commissioners to help identify emerging policy issues and best practices in distance and technology-enhanced learning, teaching and management in higher education.

Obbink is director of Extended University, an outreach division of MSU that offers continuing education, workforce training and public outreach programs as well as distance learning via Montana State Online.

Kim Obbink (406) 994-6550, kobbink@montana.edu