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Charla Long | Executive Director, Competency-Based Education Network

Current Position and Past Experience
Charla Long is currently Executive Director of Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) and has been in this position since 2015. C-BEN is a member-driven community of professionals united in its efforts to build and promote competency-based education as an effective, efficient, affordable and sustainable pathway to high-quality postsecondary degrees and credentials for the growing diversity of today’s learners. Prior to her role, she was at Lipscomb University for eleven years serving in roles such as Dean of the College of Professional Studies, as well as Creator and Founder of both The School of TransformAging and the Institute for Law, Justice & Society. She previously spent seven years at Grand Valley State University in Michigan.

Education, Honors and Achievements
In 2016, Long was recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the Top 10 Most Infleuntial People in Higher Education for her work in competency-based education. Long is co-author of The Leader’s Guide to Competency-Based Education (2018). Long holds a Juris Doctor from Oklahoma City University School of Law. She also has a Bachelorof Business Administration from Northeastern State University.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
As the wife of an elementary school principal and the mother of four children, ages 16-20, most free time is spent with her family. Together, they enjoy traveling and leading a weekly children’s worship experience for kids ages 3 through first grade.

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