DELTA Changes Name from Distance to Digital to Better Reflect Overall Services and Impact

DELTA means change, but it also means dependability — faculty and staff support with academic technology and innovative solutions to instructional challenges will never change. The past year brought change to almost every organization and university, and DELTA is no exception.

Yes, you have heard about leadership changes in DELTA, with Tom Miller stepping back from his role as vice provost and Donna Petherbridge serving as interim vice provost

DELTA is changing its name to match the impact the unit has on all modes of education — not specifically just for distance education. 

On July 1, DELTA stands for Digital Education and Learning Technology Applications, changing Distance to Digital. You can still call us by our nickname, though. The meaning of the D in our acronym is the only change. We still report to the Provost’s Office.

“DELTA is a wonderful organization with a clear purpose and a new strategic plan ready and in place,” says Petherbridge. “While we are experiencing both leadership changes and a name change to better reflect the depth and breadth of our services, the excellent support for digital learning and distance education courses and programs that our constituents have come to expect remain in place.”

Under her leadership, some of DELTA’s internal groupings have slightly changed. Our new organizational chart has fewer direct reports to the vice provost as Petherbridge regrouped the former Academic Technology Innovation group, where she served as associate vice provost, into two groups to focus on their specialties.

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