Reggie Smith III, PhD

Reggie Smith currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer / Executive Director of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA- In this current capacity, he provides leadership to the association, members, and partners. The USDLA is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit association that promotes the development and application of distance learning for education and training and serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking, and opportunity. Distance learning and training constituencies served include pre-K-12 education, home schooling, higher education, and continuing education, as well as business, corporate, military, government, and telehealth markets.

Reggie, who was the first African-American president and then chairman of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) in 2009 and 2010 respectively, has been recognized for his distinguished service in supporting distance learning to include the USDLA Hall of Fame Award, Black Engineer of the Year Award for Community Service, Federal Government Distance Learning Association's (FGDLA) Hall of Fame Award, FGDLA Pillar Award, Virtual World Association's Excellence Award and the Action Hero's Award from the Missouri Association of Community Task Forces. In 1993, he also received a letter of commendation from then-NYC Mayor David Dinkins for supplying emergency programming during the asbestos crisis in NYC city schools.

Reggie received his BS in English Communications from Lincoln University in PA, his MA in International Management from the University of Maryland University College, and his PhD in Education from Capella University. He has been featured and profiled in several magazines, newspapers, and television/multimedia programs reaching an audience of millions to include C-SPAN, Black Enterprise, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, USA Today, Year in Computing, MHz Networks, Education Week, eLearn, Videoconferencing Insight, e-Learning, Profiles, the Achiever, the Washington Sun, the Root, U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology and Teleconference magazine.

Reggie was elected to Berkeley College’s Board of Trustees in 2012.

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