Sloan Consortium Announces COE Alum as New Executive Director and CEO

Bruce Chaloux (MED ’72) has been hired as the new Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Sloan Consortium.

Chaloux is a national expert on online learning policy and distance learning. Prior to joining Sloan-C Chaloux served as director of student access programs and services for the Southern Regional Education Board.  He founded and directed the Electronic Campus, a 16-state consortia of some 300 colleges and universities in the South, that make available more than 40,000 online courses and 2,000 degree programs.

Previously, Dr. Chaloux served in the Graduate School at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, on the staff of the Virginia State Council of Higher Education and as a faculty member and academic administrator at Castleton State College in his native state of Vermont.

He holds a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Florida State University, a Master of Education from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Science from Castleton State. Dr. Chaloux previously served as president of the Sloan Consortium Board of Directors and has been active in many higher education leadership organizations.

Chaloux succeeds John Bourne, who is retiring from Sloan-C in March.  He will begin work in his new position on March 19.

According to their website, Sloan-C is a consortium of individuals, institutions and organizations committed to integrating online education into the mainstream of higher education, helping institutions and individual educators improve the quality, scale, and breadth of online education.