HETS Board of Directors Representative from UNM Selected for Distance Learning Award
The HETS office wants to congratulate Dr. Jerónimo Domínguez; vice provost of Extended University and HETS Designated Representative at the University of New Mexico; for his recent achievement, the receipt of the 2012 Distance Learning in Higher Education Award.
March 5, 2012 |
Jerónimo Domínguez, vice provost of Extended University at the University of New Mexico, has been selected to receive the Distance Learning in Higher Education Award, presented by the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) at the AAHHE 7th annual conference in Costa Mesa, Calif.
Domínguez was selected by a panel of experts in higher education. The selection criteria focused on the recipient’s sustained contributions and efforts to showcase the significant accomplishments this award represents. This award is given to an individual who has championed distance learning in higher education via online instruction, research or the development of distance learning processes that impact Latino students in higher education.
“Dr. Domínguez’s work and dedication to providing access to students via distance learning, adds value and accelerates our students’ ability to complete their degree. He is a pioneer in the distance learning model of instructional delivery,” said Loui Olivas, president, AAHHE.
“In New Mexico, a largely rural, minority/majority state, where Hispanics comprise 46 percent of the state’s population and, at the University of New Mexico where Hispanic undergraduates comprise 42 percent of the student body, I am honored to be recognized by AAHHE as the recipient of the 2012 Distance Learning in Higher Education award. The ability to access UNM programs and courses via technology is critical to New Mexico’s population. Distance education is making a difference for many New Mexican distance learners,” Domínguez said.
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By HETS & UNM’s Media Contact: Carolyn Gonzales (505) 277?5920; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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