Author Profile

Charla Long | Executive Director, Competency-Based Education Network

Current Position and Past Experience
Charla Long is Executive Director of the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN), a national consortium of higher education institutions and statewide systems dedicated to designing, developing and scaling new models of competency-based student learning. Concurrently, she is President of Go Long Consulting, a firm focused on higher education innovation.

Long was the Founding Dean of the College of Professional Studies at Lipscomb University and the creator of their naturally acclaimed competency-based education model and badging ecosystem.

Education, Honors and Achievements
In 2016, Long was named one of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Top 10 Most Influential People in Higher Education. In its inaugural class of award recipients, the Nashville Business Journal named her a “Woman of Influence” for Innovation.