John Whitmer is Associate Director of the LMSS Project at the CSU Chancellor's Office, Kathy Fernandes is Director of the LMSS Project at the CSU Chancellor's Office and Director of Academic Technology Services at California State University, Chico, and William R.
BiographyKathy Fernandes manages a variety of CSU system-wide projects for Academic Technology Services in the Office of the Chancellor. She works amongst the 23 campuses in support of top Academic Affairs priorities, including Reducing Bottlenecks and Improving Student Success Initiative, Learning Management Systems Services and other multi-campus learning technology projects which seek to scale exemplary practices across the CSU, create economies of scale to reduce costs, develop shared services to increase shared expertise, and/or incubate innovations to enable campus technology adoption in a successful manner. Kathy supports the CSU Directors of Academic Technologies which includes managing, communicating and negotiating with vendors who provide technology and services to many of our campuses. Previously Kathy worked for 25 years at Chico State. Her last position was Director of Academic Technologies managing 33 staff and 30 students with a $2M budget that included responsibility for the campus learning management system, the faculty technology and learning program, classroom technology services, web services, online and distance education delivery, media production services, print and computer graphics, photography, grants and state contracts. Kathy has an MA in Instructional Design with Technology, BS in Computer Science and BA in Mathematics. SHe attended the Frye Leadership Institute in June 2007.
Western Regional Conference 2008 Program Committee