Our Leaders

The affairs of TxDLA are managed by a Board of Directors, which is also the governing body of TxDLA, serving as an advocate for the broader field of distance learning. The Board formulates policies of the organization consistent with its purposes and subject to any specific directions of the membership.

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Michelle Singh (Durán), Ph.D.

Chair of the Board & Government/Military/Non-Profit Director ('21-'24)
Assistant Commissioner of Digital Learning, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
512.427.6284
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Aleyda Cantu-Lee, Ed.D.

President (’21-’22)
Director, Digital Learning & Academic Innovations, Office of Distance Education & Learning Technologies, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
361.825.2131
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Jenell Paul

President-Elect ('21-'22)
Learning Resource Network (LRN) Director
Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
512.810.4562
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Lisa Brown

Secretary ('20-'22)
Director, Bush School OEE
Texas A&M University
979.862.8826
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Chantell Link, Ph.D.

Treasurer (’21-'23)
Director of Student Persistence
Western Governors University
385.428.6171
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Charlene Stubblefield

Immediate Past President (’21-’22)
Executive Director, Center for Instructional Innovation and Technology Services (CI2TS), Prairie View A&M University
936.261.3281
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Rhonda Blackburn

Corporate/Private Sector Director ('20-'23)
Co-Founder
B&B Consulting
979.255.0289
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Tamarin Butcher

4-Year Higher Education Director ('21-'24)
Digital Literacy Program Coordinator
Texas State University
512.214.2577
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Clark Peterson

2-Year Higher Education Director (’19-‘22)
512.576.7448
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Teela Watson

K-12 Education Director ('20-'23)
Executive Coach and New Business Development Team
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817.740.7611
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Mary Anderson

Member-at-Large ('21-'24)
Instructional Designer
Texas State University
830.302.6886
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Renda Garner

Member-at-Large (’19-‘22)
TCPA 9-12 Assistant Campus Director
iSchool Virtual Academy of Texas
972.742.2184
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Mark Workman

Member-at-Large ('20-'23)
Dean of Distance Learning
Blinn College
979.209.7403
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John Copeland

Chief Information Officer ('20-'23)
281.254.6757
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Abigail Gamble

Regional Group Development Chair (’19-’22)
Sr. Learning Experience Designer, Library & Academic Technology Services, Baylor University
254.710.6025
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Gerry Pedraza

Parliamentarian (’19-’22)
Instructional Designer III, Engineering Studio for Advanced Instruction and Learning, Texas A&M University, College Station
979.847.6160
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Lisa Tomsio

Executive Manager
Texas Distance Learning Association
512.402.7797