Author Profile

Valerie Delleville | Higher Education Consultant

Current Position and Past Experience
Dr. Valerie Delleville has over 20 years of experience in higher education spanning across teaching, consulting, online education, enrollment management, program development & implementation, sustainable change management, strategic alliances, student retention, CBE and PLA. Delleville was Associate Dean of Business Core and Microcredentials in the College of Business at Western Governors University, launching stackable microcredentials and the business core for over 32,000 full-time students. Because microcredentials allow students to reskill and upskill at less cost with more efficiency, they were built into both undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Prior to joining WGU, Valerie was the Council for Adult & Experiential Learning’s Director of Higher Education, where she served as a subject matter expert on adult student success with institutions across the U.S. While at CAEL, she developed and delivered trainings, workshops, and keynote addresses on evaluation, serving adult learners, workforce partnerships, enrollment, retention, competency-based education (CBE), Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) and serving veteran & military students.

At Drexel University, Valerie launched its first department focused on online student retention and engagement, where she led P&L to break even in its first term of operations. Additionally, Delleville held leadership roles in student services, student success, enrollment services and business development for more than 7 years at Drexel Online. In 4 years as a Senior Business Development Specialist, her partnership recruitment directly generated over $10 million in revenue.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Dr. Delleville holds a dual Bachelor of Science in psychology and business administration from the University of Pittsburgh. As a Semester at Sea scholar, she studied abroad in Japan, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, India, Kenya, South Africa, Brazil and Cuba. She graduated with her MBA and graduate certificate in Human Resource Management from Keller Graduate School of Management, and both a Master of Science in Higher Education and Doctor of Education from Drexel University. An authentic lifelong learner, Delleville earned a certificate in advanced executive communications skills from Harvard University (2014), a certificate in advanced negotiations skills from University of Notre Dame (2018), a certificate in VUCA leadership from eCornell (2020), and she is certified by the Human Capital Institute as a Leadership Development & Succession Strategist (2019).

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Valerie currently serves on the Advisory Board of Boston University’s Aspire Institute, and she has published and presented to both regional and national audiences. While Chair of the Association of Continuing Higher Education Board of Directors, she led the board through creating its inaugural Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) mission. In her spare time, Valerie enjoys international travel, where she has traveled to 46 countries to date.

You can connect with Valerie on LinkedIn.
Valerie Delleville | Higher Education Consultant