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Our Leadership Team

Dr. Robert (Bob) williams - President/CEO

Bob has over 35 years experience in leadership positions, beginning as an armor officer in the U.S. Army, where he rose to the rank of Major. Bob's work experiences have been in transportation, logistics, operations, and online higher education. Bob holds a bachelor degree in Journalism from West Virginia University, a graduate degree in Leadership and a Liberal Studies from Duquesne University, and a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Argosy University. Bob has over eight years direct experience with three high-growth organizations building and sustaining instructional support for over 80,000 students.

Diane (dede) meek

Diane (DeDe) Meek serves as Chief Information Officer in managing the course programs offered by our partner universities. DeDe has served in roles, including Dean of Academic Affairs, at several for-profit, proprietary universities for 12 years. She also has held management positions in a variety of companies and has worked with several companies in a technology role, including Microsoft. DeDe holds a bachelor degree from Williams Woods College and a graduate degree in Organizational Management from University of Phoenix.

Alexandra (Alex) forrester

Alexandra (Alex) Forrester serves as the Executive VP of Strategic Partnerships and Chief Administrative Officer. Alex has a strong healthcare background having been a member of the Network Nursing Education Team at the Seton Family of Hospitals in Austin, where she managed the operations Clinical Education Center at Brackenridge. At IC, she has oversight for a robust recruiting effort, sales and client management. Alex’s strengths include Human Resources, Recruiting, and knowledge of the healthcare industry.

John forrester

John Forrester serves as a leader in developing relationships with existing and potential university partners for Instructional Connections with focus on ensuring exceptional customer service. John is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington with BBA in Marketing. John has 15 years of sales and marketing experience with Marriott International, leader in hospitality, where he achieved many accolades and was recognized for his efforts for going above and beyond for Marriott's top strategic accounts.

Jacquelyn cato

Jacquelyn Cato serves as the Vice President of Operations and assists in managing education, business, and general course programs. She is also responsible for managing the Vertical Lead Coaches. Jacquelyn has served in various roles within online education for the past 8 years. Jacquelyn holds a bachelor degree from Florida State University and a graduate degree in Biological Sciences from Saint Joseph College. Jacquelyn's strengths include effective training techniques, online course development and administration of varying Learning Management Systems.

What They Say

It allows the professors to really focus on teaching”

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.”- Aristotle

Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think..”- Albert Einstein

Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world."- Nelson Mandela

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all."- Aristotle

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."- Albert Einstein