Our Mission

DSU Online provides leadership and support of high quality, affordable, active and applied online education that prepares learners for meaningful employment and career advancement.

In fulfilling our mission, we provide the following central services:

  • Assist in the planning and design of new online programs and other offerings.
  • Design and development of active and applied online learning experiences.
  • Promotion of online offerings through digital, social media, and traditional marketing channels.
  • Facilitating concierge support to online learners from admissions to graduation.
  • Orientation, certification, and ongoing support of online teaching.
  • Incubation of innovative, online learning models and practices.

As we fulfill this mission, it is our vision that DSU will be recognized as a leader of active and applied online learning within the intermountain west.

 

Innovation at work

Along with other innovation tenants, such as the DSU Makerspace, Zions Bank Business Resource Center, Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL), ACE Academy, and various small business start-ups, we are located at the Atwood Innovation Plaza (former East Elementary) – a space designed to foster innovation in the community.

Our Location

NOTE: Our team is currently located in two locations while a remodel of our future home – Technology (TECH) building – is completed. We will be relocating in late October 2021.

Atwood Innovation Plaza (INNOV, Offices 187, 189, and 195)
453 South 600 East
(northwest of Greater Zion Stadium)

Employee and visitor parking available in the east parking lots or on the surrounding streets.

HAZY Business Building (Offices 329-339)

Employee and visitor parking available east of the building.

Mailing Address:
Dixie State University
DSU Online
225 South University Parkway
St. George, UT 84770

Phone: 435-879-4822

Email: online@dixie.edu

Our Team

Our team is comprised of 15 (and growing) professionals, with a vast array of experience in and outside of higher education.

All of our full-time staff members hold at least a master’s degree, several hold doctoral degrees, and many staff members have direct industry experience working with other higher education institutions, Fortune 500 corporations, state and federal governments, non-profit organizations, and public education.

Leadership Team

Ryan Hobbs
Executive Director
  • Christine Loveless
    Administrative Assistant
  • Holly Murdock
    Digital Marketing Coordinator
  • Teri Brandenburg
    Manager, Quality & Training
  • Marc Lundstrom
    Director, Learning Design & Development
  • Laralee Davenport
    Manager, Program Development & Learner Support

Our History: Blazing Trails

Effective December 2020, our office title has been modified to DSU Online to align with our updated mission and area of focus – expansion of online offerings. This change also includes association with the recently created Center for Adult and Professional Education (CAPE) within the division of Academic Affairs.

January 2017

The Distance & Digital Learning office was established as recommended in the 2020 University Strategic Plan.

November 2018

The office was renamed to Digital & Extended Learning (DXL) to align with expanded responsibilities beyond digital learning.

May 2020

Mission expanded to direct credit and professional non-credit online programs, and establish community partnerships and new learning models.

Spring 2022

Launching 10+ new online programs as part of the Digital Flex Learning Initiative.

Our VALUES

Civility – We foster an environment where people interact in a professional, competent, polite and caring manner.

Collaboration – We believe that the best results are achieved through teamwork, sharing and open communication.

Excellence – We are committed to a strong work ethic and high standard of performance.

Inclusion – We value all people and promote diversity in our teams and thinking.

Ingenuity – We promote creativity and apply innovative ideas and solutions.

Integrity – We do we what say we will do.

Moxie – We value persistence and are committed to our goals and guiding principles.

Positivity – We are optimistic and focus on giving people the opportunity to flourish.

Results – We strategically focus on outcomes and data to foster continuous improvement.

Simplicity – We continually seek to refine processes to create a better experience.

Strategy – We devote our efforts toward the things that matter most.

Transparency – We are committed to being explicit and honest with everyone, including ourselves.