Friday, November 13, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Room: Molly Brown
Thomas Cavanagh serves as associate vice president for Distributed Learning at the University of Central Florida. In this role, he oversees the distance learning strategy, policies, and, practices of the nation’s second–largest university. In his career, Tom has administered e-learning development for both academic (public and private) and industrial (Fortune 500, government/military) audiences. A regular presenter at academic and industry conferences, he is an award-winning instructional designer, faculty member, and, administrator. He has served in various capacities for EDUCAUSE, the Sloan Consortium, the Florida Virtual Campus, the Florida Distance Learning Association, and other organizations. He is also an award-winning author of three crime novels. His academic credentials include a Ph.D., Texts & Technology, University of Central Florida; M.B.A., Technology Management, University of Phoenix – Orlando Campus; and a B.S., Communications, University of Miami.
As vice president of Business Development and General Counsel, Jay Hatcher is responsible for identifying and building relationships with prospective partner institutions, as well as developing strategic corporate partnerships that benefit Learning House and its partner institutions. Before joining Learning House in March 2012, Hatcher was in private practice and also served as associate general counsel to the Rawlings Group, LLC, where he represented health insurance companies throughout the United States. Hatcher holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Minor in Classics from the University of Mississippi, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky. In his free time, he enjoys serving as president of the Board of Directors for Visually Impaired Pre-School Services, “VIPS,” which provides education to visually-impaired children.