DELO realigns to creat Office of Academic Outreach

Joanna Williams

WKU’s Division of Extended Learning and Outreach has announced a realignment to create the Office of Academic Outreach, according to a WKU press release.

DELO is a program offering support to students who are earning credits through methods other than a traditional semester-long program.

The new outreach office will become DELO’s office for dual credit, online programs services and summer and winter terms.

Laura Ricke, director of the Office of Academic Outreach, said that the office is not a change to DELO, rather a restructuring of the current office.

Ricke said that the office will support students who aren’t close to the main or regional WKU campuses.

“We offer student services for our students who aren’t on campus to communicate efficiently,” Ricke said. “We’re supporting the cohort units and the programs within those units.”

In 2011, there were 48,144 courses administered by the division’s credit programming, according to the press release.

“We think this restructure will help with student development,” Ricke said.

Ricke said the changes will take effect immediately.