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VP FOR DISTANCE LEARNING ACCEPTS POST IN PRIVATE SECTOR

James J. McLaughlin, Old Dominion University's vice president for distance learning, has accepted a position with a large private consulting organization that focuses on the commercialization of educational distance learning programs, the university announced today. He will assume that position April 1.

During McLaughlin's tenure at Old Dominion, he has led the university's efforts to send graduate engineering programs to submarines at sea and has been instrumental in the successful inclusion of several university programs in Navy College.

President James V. Koch praised McLaughlin for his efforts in positioning Old Dominion's distance learning programs for the future and noted that he brought considerable business expertise to his post.

No decision has been made concerning McLaughlin's replacement.

This article was posted on: February 8, 2001

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