male college student using laptopCLARKS SUMMIT, Pa.—Clarks Summit University has been strengthening its department of online learning with new hires and reorganized roles.

Erica Young has joined CSU as executive director of online education. Prior to this, Young was lead instructional designer for digital initiatives at Purdue University and adjunct instructor for Purdue’s Brian Lamb School of Communication. Young says establishing this centralized unit solely dedicated to online faculty and student support “speaks to the strategic focus the university is placing on online growth for the coming years.”

Young is assisted by Kelly Neff, administrative assistant, and Diane Lytle, faculty development specialist, who joined the department in the fall of 2019. Additionally, Admissions Counselors Beth Welman, Terry Perrine, and Nathaniel Wiens, along with Academic Advisor Beth McGrew, are helping students navigate CSU’s online learning options.

CSU is also growing its fully online degree options. For example, the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice was added in 2018 along with five concentrations within Baptist Bible Seminary’s Master of Arts.

To find out more about online learning options, visit the university or Baptist Bible Seminary.