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Dr. David Cillay

David Cillay
David R. Cillay is vice president of Washington State University’s Global Campus.

Cillay led the 2012 launch of the Global Campus, which includes WSU’s online degree program. His responsibilities include expanding WSU’s market share, supporting faculty in technological innovation and using e-learning tools to ensure that WSU remains open and accessible.

Cillay said his new role can be summed up in a single word: “Engagement. The Global Campus will help the university engage with the world of educational innovations, bring the best of it back to WSU, then bring the best of WSU to the world.”

Cillay is nationally known as an expert in the field of instructional design and e-learning. He is a board member of the Sloan Consortium and The American Distance Education Association and chairman of the Online Management and Design Network at the University Professional and Continuing Education Association. His work has been published in journals and textbooks, and he has presented at national and international conferences.

Cillay started at the Center for Distance and Professional Education in 2003 as director of instructional development and technology. He has taught and managed a graduate program in instructional design, and held faculty appointments at WSU, University of Idaho and Lower Columbia College.

He earned a doctorate in educational leadership from WSU.

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