Rhonda Martin Epper, Ph.D., is Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost at Community College of Denver. Previously she was Chief Academic/Student Affairs Officer at the Colorado Department of Higher Education. She served as regional director of the State Authorization Reciprocity initiative at WICHE; and was with the Colorado Community College System for 12 years in various roles, including Assistant Provost, where her responsibilities included development of academic innovations across the system’s 13 community colleges, major grant initiatives, policy direction for online learning, curriculum management, statewide transfer/articulation, and research/planning for academic affairs.
She also served as co-executive director of CCCOnline, a statewide online learning consortium serving 45,000 students annually. In addition, her roles included management of systemwide consortial initiatives, such as the Learning Technology Council, Enterprise Learning Management System, 24/7 Help Desk, and Digital Textbook programs. Epper also served at Community College of Denver where she led numerous online learning programs; and at the California State University, office of the Chancellor.
She has served as a consultant to WCET, ECS, SREB, SHEEO, and the League for Innovation in the Community College. She served as a fellow with the EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research, and is a board member of NCHEMS.