Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bitsy Cohn is the director of Credit for Prior Learning, and past coordinator of Developmental Education for the Colorado Community College System. She holds a B.A. in English and an M.S. in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Online Teaching and Learning. Over the course of a 25 year career she has gained expertise in community college student affairs, developmental education, post-secondary disability services, at-risk retention strategies and credit for prior learning assessment. She was recently instrumental in the state-wide redesign of developmental education in Colorado and is responsible for facilitating the implementation of the new Credit for Prior Learning system for the 13 system community colleges in the state.
Aubra J. Gantt serves as the vice president of Academic Outreach and Student Success for the TCC Connect Campus at Tarrant County College, the 6th campus for the district. Prior to her position with TCC Connect, she was the Registrar of the TCCD NW Campus, and has worked in community colleges and universities in both Texas and Louisiana. Her experience includes several years of successful progressive responsibilities in enrollment services, dual enrollment, student affairs, academic affairs, counseling, teaching, budget management, managerial experience and enrollment growth. Gantt also is an adjunct instructor for Tarleton State University and Tarrant County College in the Department of Social Work. Gantt has over 14 years of experience with working with dual enrollment programs. She obtained her Bachelor and Masters Degrees from Southern University Agricultural and Mechanical University and received her doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of North Texas.
Darcy W. Hardy is the associate vice president for enterprise consulting with Blackboard. Previously she was the assistant vice provost at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Prior to UT-San Antonio, Hardy was the assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs and executive director of the UT TeleCampus. She is the founder of the USDLA-sponsored International Forum for Women in E-Learning (IFWE). Hardy was inducted into the USDLA Hall of Fame in 2009, received the Mildred and Charles Wedemeyer Outstanding Distance Learning Practitioner Award in Madison, Wisconsin, in 2006, was inducted into the Texas Distance Learning Association Hall of Fame in 2006, and received the WCET Richard Jonsen award in 2005.