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Welcome to the Office of the Vice Provost and Chief Online Officer.   

Joseph Riquelme

As Vice Provost and Chief Online Officer of AU, I am responsible for providing leadership, administrative oversight, and coordination of all aspects of online and digital learning at AU – an integral part of the university’s overarching theme for our 2019-2023 strategic plan.  

In January 2019, AU released its new strategic plan, Changemakers for a Changing World. A central component of that plan is the development and implementation of a new digital education strategy. I will work in partnership with university leadership and staff to chart a path that enhances the digital learning experience and extends access to the quality education that American University is known for.  

I will ensure that AU’s systems and processes enable frictionless movement between modalities, facilitating support for such flexible offerings across schools and colleges.  

As I work in close partnership with the deans and schools and colleges, I will drive the development of digital learning initiatives and guide a growing portfolio of online programs, their delivery, the infrastructure and processes to support their success, and the financial foundations upon which they sit.  

Reporting to the provost, Peter Starr, we work together to optimize AU’s impact as changemakers in providing innovative educational experiences and new resources to enhance the university’s reputation, visibility, and reach to further strengthen our institution.  

Joseph Riquelme  
Vice Provost & Chief Online Officer