DURANT, Okla. – Dr. Tim Boatmun recently received the Oklahoma Online Excellence Award for Individual Leadership.
The award was presented by The Council for Online Learning Excellence (COLE), an initiative of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education’s Online Education Task Force.
Boatmun, vice president for enrollment management at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, was recognized for serving as a champion of high-quality online education in a variety of impactful capacities for the past 20 years at Southeastern. Most recently he led the redesign of the Master of Business Administration to better fit the needs of fully online students, resulting in a three-year growth of the program from 70 to 800 students. He also has been instrumental in the formation of the Online Consortium of Oklahoma established by the State Regents in 2018.
“Online education continues to play an integral part in higher education in Oklahoma,” said Chancellor Glen D. Johnson. “Our students are afforded the opportunity for an innovative, coordinated and academically rigorous approach to online learning that reduces college access barriers and ultimately, leads to a college degree.”
The State Regents created the Online Education Task Force in 2012 to review the delivery of online education throughout the state system and to determine the extent to which the delivery of online education was accessible, efficient and effective. COLE, formed by the task force in 2016, is comprised of faculty, staff and administrators representing each tier of Oklahoma’s public and private colleges and universities, as well as other entities connected to online learning technologies.