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McNeese Names News E-Learning Director

Dr. Wendy PraterDr. Wendi C. Prater has been named director of the Office of E-Learning at McNeese State University. Prater previously worked as an architect with Blockchain Technology in Austin, Texas.

Prater received her Bachelor of Science degree in family and consumer science from McNeese, her Master of Science degree in human ecology and her Master of Arts degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Louisiana Tech University and her doctorate in educational administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

She brings to McNeese experience in online learning technology and design working in higher education as associate vice chancellor at Lone Star College in The Woodlands, Texas, strategic community relations director at Western Governors University Texas in Austin as vice chancellor of administrative services at Louisiana Delta Community College in Monroe and as an extension educator with Louisiana State University’s Agricultural Center.

Prater has also worked in human resources and business development for several businesses in Louisiana, Texas, Nebraska and Kansas and is a member of several professional business and human resource management organizations.

McNeese offers 24 online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Online degree programs are offered in such high demand areas as criminal justice, management and nursing.