Dr. Pamela S.Pease | Biography
Dr. Pease is President of an educational consulting NOOSA Enterprises, Inc, PEASE & Associates (dba). She has provided consultation worldwide by serving to: evaluate post-secondary educational investment opportunities for financial investors; developing accreditation documents for both for-profit and not-for-profit colleges and universities; and developing strategic business and operational plans for institutions of higher education, especially for launching and sustaining online learning enterprises. She is recognized for her creativity, entrepreneurial skills and operational successes in blending technology and education.

She served for over seven years, as President of the first totally online, accredited university known as Jones International UniversityŽ, Ltd. (‘JIU’). She is responsible for JIU becoming the first totally online university to receive regional accreditation in the United States. In 2004, under her leadership, JIU was granted a seven year continuation of this accreditation. In addition, she is the driving force behind launching the university’s virtual model and developing all aspects of its business. She was recognized with a formal award in 2004 by JIU’s Board of Trustees as the, Outstanding Achievement by an Individual.

She has presented and written extensively worldwide on issues related to implementing new communications technologies within the context of distance education. During her presidency, she actively managed GATE (Global Alliance for Transnational Education). The international membership organization worked on quality issues related to providing higher education internationally. She is responsible for securing a $1.8 million project for a multi-year project to establish a Virtual Academy for the United Nations Development Project (UNDP) that has educated its top leaders in over 100 countries. In addition, she has worked on policy issues in Washington, D.C. that enabled JIU and other online institutions to receive access Federal Student Financial Aid.

In 1999, she was awarded United States Distance Learning Association’s (USDLA), Most Outstanding Achievement by an Individual in Higher Education. In years 2001-03, she was recognized as an Outstanding Business Leader in the Denver Business Journal's Annual Who’s Who in High Technology, Telecommunications and Media. She serves as a member on several boards and commissions including: the United States Distance Learning Association; Oklahoma State University’s Institute for Telecommunications; and the American Society of Training and Development, and the National Governor’s Association Commission on Technology and Adult Learning. She has actively served as a Consultant-Evaluator for the accreditation agency The Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association.

Prior to her appointment as President, she served as Vice President of Academic Programs for JIU, Vice President of Educational Program Development for the educational cable network ME/U, Vice President of Programming for TI-IN Network, Inc., a leading satellite-based network that delivers live, interactive academic courses to students and teachers across the United States; and as Executive Director of TI-IN's United Star Network, a $9.7 million multi-state project funded through the U.S. Department of Education's Star Schools Program.

Dr. Pease holds a Doctorate and Masters in Communication Theory and Research from the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California. In addition, Dr. Pease earned a Masters in Interactive Telecommunications from the New York University.