Virginia Moxley, emeritus dean of the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University, co-founded and co-directed the Institute for Academic Alliance through its first ten years. She now consults for IAA. Virginia was a founding member of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA).
From 2002, when the alliance leadership was formalized, until 2005, Virginia chaired the board of directors. During her tenure as board chairwoman, the Great Plains IDEA initiated inter-institutional online master's degree programs in family financial planning, gerontology, youth development, and merchandising.
Virginia brings forth a unique perspective with her ability to creatively analyze situations and ideas, and is referred to by IAA colleagues as a futuristic thinker who can see the big picture.
Virginia is a native of Kansas and grew up on a large cattle ranch with several brothers. A dedicated Kansan, she received all of her formal education from Kansas State University, including a B.S. in Clothing and Textiles, an M.S. in Family Counseling and a Ph.D. in Education. Additionally, she has studied leadership and organizational change. Virginia lives on a large ranch with her husband, who was elected in 2006 to serve as a state representative for Kansas' 68th District. Her personal passions include her two daughters and their families, and her pastime passions include a love of gardening, flowers and design.