Janet Poley

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President and CEO, American Distance Education Consortium (ADEC)
Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Nominated By: Chère Campbell Gibson

Dr. Janet Poley is a tireless advocate for education for the historically under-served populations both in the United States and around the world including Africa, Asia, Europe, Central and South America. Throughout her distinguished career she has accentuated the importance of education and training, fostered an understanding of the use of technology to expand educational opportunity at all levels and then worked to ensure the infrastructure was available and operational to make accessible education a reality.