Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Open Education Consortium is composed of elected representatives from member institutions.  The Board of Directors provides strategic direction and fiscal oversight to the organization.

The Nominations Committee solicits nominations for vacant board seats in February-March each year. Elections are held by online ballot in March-April.  For questions about the election process, or to inquire about nominating a candidate for the Board of Directors, please contact us at



Board Members Representing Location Term
bio_thumbnail_marylou Sophie Touzé
President of the Board
Open Education France France 2018-2020
bio_willem Willem van Valkenburg
Vice President of the Board
Delft University of Technology Netherlands 2018-2020
 stavros Stavros Panagiotis Xanthopoylos ABED – Brazilian Association for Distance Education Brazil 2017-2019
  Laura Czerniewicz University of Cape Town South Africa 2017-2019
  Amanda Coolidge BCcampus Canada 2017-2019
  Tian Belawati Universitas Terbuka Indonesia 2017-2019
 Katsusuke Shigeta

Katsusuke Shigeta

Hokkaido University Japan 2018-2020
 Allyn J Radford

Allyn J Radford

Independent Consultant – Transforming Credentials Australia 2018-2020
Lena Patterson eCampusOntario Canada 2018-2020
Yu-Lun Huang Yu-Lun Huang Taiwan Open Course Consortium Taiwan 2017-2019
Yu-Lun Huang Peter Smith University of Maryland University College USA 2017-2019
Jane-Frances Obiageli Agbu National Open University of Nigeria Nigeria 2018-2020
Paul Stacey
Executive Director Vancouver, Canada Appointed
bio_james James Glapa-Grossklag
Past President of the Board & Treasurer
College of the Canyons United States 2017-2019