Raymond Ernest Schroeder

Title: Founding Director and Senior Fellow of the University Professional and Continuing Education National Council for Online Education, and University of Illinois Springfield Associate Vice Chancellor for Online Learning, Professor Emeritus

Company: University of Illinois Springfield

Location: Springfield, IL United States


  • Inductee, Worldwide Lifetime Achievement (2017)
  • Recipient, Mildred B. and Charles A. Wedemeyer Excellence in Distance Education Award, University of Wisconsin and American Journal of Distance Education (2016)
  • Recipient, United States Distance Learning Association Hall of Fame Award (2016)
  • Co-author of Chapter, “Change We Must: Deciding the Future of Higher Education” (2016)​​
  • Recipient, Illinois Council of Continuing Higher Education Past Presidents Award for Service (2014)
  • Co-author, Multiple Chapters, “Leading the eLearning Transformation of Higher Education” (2013)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, University of Illinois (2011)
  • Honoree, Fellow Sloan Consortium (Now Online Learning Consortium) (2010)
  • Recipient, Frank Mayadas Leadership Award, Sloan Consortium (Now Online Learning Consortium) (2010)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Achievement in Asynchronous Learning Networks by an Individual, Sloan Consortium (Now Online Learning Consortium) (2002)
  • Honoree, Professor Emeritus of Communication, University of Illinois Springfield (2001)
  • Grantee, Application of Learning Technologies to Higher Education (1995)
  • Grantee, Illinois State Board of Education (1994)
  • Recipient, Finalist Award, National Federation of Local Cable Programmers (1987-1988, 1993)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America (2005-2007, 2009-2014, 2016)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in American Education (1991, 1995, 2007)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in Entertainment (1988, 1992, 1997)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the Media and Communication (1997)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the Midwest (1996)


  • Master of Science in Radio and Television, University of Illinois
  • Bachelor of Arts in Speech, Augustana College

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