Karen Vignare, Ph.D., M.B.A, is a strategic innovator leveraging emerging technologies to improve access, success and flexibility within higher education. As Vice President of Digital Transformation for Student Success and Executive Director, for the Personalized Learning Consortium (PLC) at the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, Karen manages a US network of public research universities committed to improving student success focused on enhancing teaching and learning. The PLC is committed to effective use of technology to scale improved learning. She also oversees several million-dollar adaptive courseware grants providing leadership and support to multiple public four-year universities. Karen previously served as a Vice Provost, at University of Maryland University College, the largest online public open access institution where she led innovations in adaptive learning, OER, student success and analytics. She has published extensively on online learning, analytics, and open educational resources.