Dr. Pamela Wimbush
Associate Dean, Program Success and Organizational Excellence

Pamela Wimbush
Member of Executive Leadership Team and Administrative Council

Dr. Pamela Wimbush has over 20 years of experience working in higher education which includes oversight and leadership at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Northern Virginia Community College, Johns Hopkins University, Hampton University, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is a notable scholar, researcher, practitioner, and educator in continuing, professional, and online education. Her career is indicative of the desire to provide wider access to adult learners and social mobility through quality education in various modalities.

As the Associate Dean of Program Success and Organizational Excellence, she is a key member of the dean’s leadership team with primary responsibilities for the college’s program support units (Enrollment and Marketing Services, Digital Learning & Technology Solutions, and Evaluations and Effectiveness, Compliance, People and Culture, Facilities, and Finance) which are critical to a quality experience for the learners who are served through CCE.

Dr. Pamela Wimbush holds a bachelor of science in computer studies, a master of science in distance education, a master of science in management, and received her doctorate in Educational Administration from the University of Wyoming. She is a former Board of Directors at-Large member for University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), served on the UPCEA D&I Task Force and D&I Committee, and several advisory boards. In addition, she has conference presentations and engagement for the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), Quality Matters (QM), and Educause. She is a recent graduate of the UC Berkeley Executive Leadership Academy and serves on the American Association for the Advancement of Science Path to Public Interest Technology Initiative Advisory Board (AAAS), where she engages with national technology leaders on implementing Artificial Intelligence (AI) from a human rights lens.

Pamela’s experience encompasses positions leading and managing continuing, professional, and online education, summer programs, and all aspects of program development, delivery, assessment, and evaluation. Her experience in a variety of institutions — public, private, research, teaching, four-year, and two-year — brings a wealth of knowledge to the College of Continuing Education. She is committed to serving CCE, learners, the community and beyond to transform lives.


  • Information Literacy and Critical Thinking about Technology STEM Conference, Northern Virginia Community College, March 2011
  • Hybrids: Getting on the Same Page, Co-Presenter, VCCS, Distance Education Peer Group, Williamsburg, VA, October 2011
  • Presenter, New Horizons Conference, Roanoke, VA, March 2012
  • Co-Presenter, Blackboard World Connections Summit, New Orleans, LA, July 2012
  • Presenter, International Symposium for Emerging, Technologies for Online Learning, Las Vegas, NV, July 2012
  • Co-Presenter, Virginia Community College Association, Conference, Hot Springs, VA, October 2012
  • Presenter, The Art & Science of Online Learning, Conference, Richmond, VA, October 2012
  • Presenter, ACCS Conference, Charlottesville, VA, March 2013
  • Presenter, ICELW Conference, Columbia University, New York, NY, June 2013
  • Presenter, UPCEA Online Leadership Summit, Washington, DC, June 2016
  • Moderator, UPCEA Conference, Baltimore, MD March 2018
  • Track Chair, Online Learning Consortium, OLC Innovate, Denver, CO, 2019
  • Co-Presenter, CAEL Conference, Chicago, IL, November 2019
  • Moderator, UPCEA Online Leadership Summit, New Orleans, LA 2020
  • Co-Presenter, UPCEA Online Leadership Summit, New Orleans, LA 2020
  • Co-Presenter, Rise of Alternative Credentials, UPCEA West General Session, Virtual 2020
  • Co-Panelist, Views from the Top — Senior Leaders Discussion, UPCEA West, Virtual 2020
  • Co-Presenter, NWeLearn Conference – Steal these ideas! Lessons from the pivot from three institutions – Virtual 2021
  • Co-Presenter, What’s Your Game Plan? Proven Coaching Tactics to Support Individuals and Teams Through Your Organizational Change – UPCEA South, Virtual 2021
  • Presenter, HBCU Technology Conference, Intentionality of Initiatives: Building Student Success through Programming, Analytics and Data Driven Decisions, Virtual 2021
  • Contributing Speaker, Alternative Credentials, UPCEA West Salon, October 2022
  • Co-Presenter, Incentivizing Faculty Development with Certificates and Badges, UPCEA National Conference, Washington, DC 2023

Leadership Training

  • Founding Faculty Member, UPCEA PCO Leadership Program
    • The Role of the Educator: Academic Horizons


  • Using ROI for Strategic Planning of Online Education: A Process for Institutional Transformation
    • Book Contributor
      Chapter 11 – ROI and Social Equity – Pamela Wimbush

Organizations and Associations

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science Path to Public Interest Technology — Initiative Advisory Board Member
  • Educause — Institution Member College Representative
  • OLC (formerly Sloan-C) — Institution Member
  • Quality Matters — Former Peer Reviewer and Coordinator
  • UPCEA — Institution Member
    • UPCEA West — Membership Coordinator
    • UPCEA West — Regional Planning Committee
    • UPCEA — D&I Taskforce Member
    • UPCEA — D&I Committee
    • UPCEA — Board Member at-Large 2021-2023
    • UPCEA — General Nominations Committee Member
    • UPCEA — Convergence Conference Advisory Board
    • UPCEA — DT&L Conference Advisory Board
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