Dr. Arletha McSwain, USDLA President
COVID-19 has brought to front and center the critical need for providing digital accessibility and digital equity worldwide. Since 1987, the United States Distance Learning Association has made it our priority to close the digital divide for all of our many and important constituents.
It is with great enthusiasm and appreciation that I begin my term as President of the USDLA. I presented at my first USDLA Conference in St. Louis over 15 years ago and immediately knew I wanted to play an active role in this organization.
In 1964, the same year in which the landmark Civil Rights Act was enacted in the United States of America, I was the first Black female kindergartner to attend a small rural school in Missouri. Today, I am humbled and proud to serve the United States Distance Learning Association as the first Black female President in the organization’s 35-year history.
These are exciting times for the Executive Committee. We are especially thrilled to welcome our newly elected board members which complement the very talented and dedicated existing board members. Become a USDLA sponsor, partner, or member today!