Joy Fuqua has been named director of the Fort Hays State University Baccalaureate Center at Dodge City.
Fuqua, currently an instructor of special education at FHSU, replaces Jim Groth, who is leaving his position as director of FHSU Virtual College off-campus centers on June 15.
"After several years of excellent service, Jim is leaving to develop other interests, and we are redeveloping the position as well," said Dennis King, director of the Virtual College and learning technologies at FHSU.
"The operation will be a little bit different, but we will continue to offer high-quality service." he said. "Joy will do some teaching in addition to her other duties. She brings excellent credentials to the position, having been a teacher in Dodge City and surrounding communities."
Fuqua will be responsible for increasing western Kansas enrollments, coordinating, training, assisting and supervising community college liaisons, coordinating off-site IPTV rooms and technicians, and teaching Virtual College courses.
The Virtual College has seven off-campus IPTV sites in operation, but has the capability to operate via IPTV anywhere in the world.
The regular sites include six community colleges: Dodge City, Colby, Garden City, Barton County (Great Bend), Seward County (Liberal), and Cloud County (Concordia). Another site is in the Smoky Hill Learning Center, Salina.