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Kramer Named Dean of Online Programs at NGU

Posted on: May 14, 2024
By Billy Cannada,

Tigerville, SCDr. Tracy Kramer, who has held various leadership positions at North Greenville University for the past 18 years, is now the dean of online programs at NGU.

Kramer has previously served as the associate dean for graduate programs and Title IX coordinator. She also served as the interim dean for online programs, aligning NGU’s online offerings with traditional programs.

“In the past, online and traditional programs were completely separate,” Kramer said. “Now, we’re focusing on creating more fluidity between the two. We want traditional students to be able to take online classes.”

Kramer said the process has resulted in stronger programs across the board and more opportunities for students.

“We’ve taken each online program and evaluated it through the curriculum committee to make sure the programs are aligned with what is offered in the traditional format,” she said.

The need for more online options arose in 2020, and the trend has continued in higher education.

“During the pandemic, online education became something students expected and were more capable of handling,” Kramer said. “We’re never going to be a fully online campus, and that’s not our goal. But, there are times when it is better for a student to be able to take a class online.”

Kramer said effective online programs allow non-traditional students to maintain a career while obtaining their degree.

“Not everyone decided at 18 years old to go to college. Not everyone, at 20 years old, decided to stay in college,” Kramer states. “Some people find themselves at a point in their lives where they want to complete their education or further their education, but they have a job, a family, a mortgage, and a car payment. They can’t afford just to quit everything and go back to school.

 “Our idea is to provide an online option for people that not only provides them with the educational rigor that they need, but also incorporates faith in all aspects of the curriculum.,” Kramer said.

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