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K-State Today

October 8, 2020

Global Campus leader wins UPCEA Emerging Professional award

Submitted by Grant Guggisberg

Katie Linder, executive director at K-State Global Campus, has been named the 2020 University and Professional Continuing Education Association Central Region Emerging Professional Continuing Educator award winner. The award is designed to recognize the scholarship, leadership and contributions to the profession of a person who has entered the field of online education in the last five to 10 years.

Linder was nominated for the award for her efforts in guiding the program development team at Global Campus as well as supporting the university's efforts to move to remote teaching and learning. Linder has also provided innovative leadership at two previous institutions prior to her arrival at K-State in February 2020.

"Katie's scholarship and service contributions to the field and her leadership and engagement have been transformative," said Karen Pedersen, dean of Global Campus. "She is a creative problem-solver, an agile thinker and an incredible networker. She is very deserving of this regional association award."

Linder's leadership at Global Campus includes overseeing the day-to-day operations of the program development, marketing, recruitment and student success units.

This year’s UPCEA Central Region conference was conducted virtually Sept. 30-Oct. 2. The association exists to provide support to its members through professional networking opportunities, best-practice insights and publications.