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Valerie Delleville | Associate Dean of Business Core and Microcredentials in the College of Business, Western Governors University

Current Position and Past Experience
Dr. Valerie Delleville is Associate Dean of Business Core and Microcredentials in the College of Business at Western Governors University, where her program leadership serves over 32,000 full-time students. Because microcredentials allow students to reskill and upskill at less cost with more efficiency, they have been built into College of Business degree programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

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 was tapped by Drexel Online’s president to launch 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 in a senior business development officer role (2007-2011), her partnership recruitment directly generated over $10 million in Drexel revenue.

Valerie 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.

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. Additionally, Delleville 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), and she is certified by the Human Capital Institute as a Leadership Development & Succession Strategist (2019).

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Valerie is an active board member (elected Chair, 2020) for the Association of Continuing Higher Education, and she regularly publishes and presents to both regional and national audiences. In her spare time, Valerie enjoys white water rafting and international travel, where she has traveled to 46 countries to date (and counting).

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Valerie Delleville | Associate Dean of Business Core and Microcredentials in the College of Business, Western Governors University