Mickey Slimp, Ed.D. - Associate Director of Academic Administration for Student Affairs
Dr. Mickey Slimp is recognized nationally as a leader in the field of distance education, curriculum management, and student support. Recently completing a three year term on the American Association of Community Colleges Commission on Academic, Student & Community Development, he has directed the multi-year Carl Perkins project, Online Support at Every College and was the editor of Online Student Support, a Best Practices Monograph.
Slimp has taught for both Texas A&M at Commerce and Texas A&M – Texarkana and was a research associate for the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. As the Dean of Learning Resources at Tyler Junior College from 1988-2004, he managed Distance Learning, Library Services, and Academic Computing and chaired the Council for Student Support Services. He simultaneously served as the founding director of the Virtual College of Texas, directing grants to implement statewide learning management system and online testing options for Texas colleges. He also co-produced curriculum for the nationally distributed training package, A Tutors Workshop: Helping Students with Special Needs. For the PBS Adult Learning Service, he authored and directed a variety of nationally distributed programs, including Adults in the College Classroom and Competency Based Instruction – Outcomes Guaranteed.
Now serving concurrently as the Executive Director of the Northeast Texas Consortium of Colleges and Universities, he coordinates a variety of projects among the member schools to increase the access to educational and rural health programs through collaboration and state-of-the-art technology. Consortium-based collaborations include a variety of partnerships to bring health science degree options to Northeast Texas, including biotechnology, environmental health, health information technology, and advanced nursing degrees.