Community College of Philadelphia Announces Karen Rege, Ed.D, as Dean of Online Learning and Media Services

Dr. Rege is responsible for building quality assurance in the College’s online and hybrid course offerings 

PHILADELPHIA – Community College of Philadelphia has announced that Karen Rege, Ed.D, has joined the College as dean of Online Learning and Media Services. The position was formerly titled dean of Flexible Learning Options and Academic Technology.  

Dr. Rege previously served as dean for Teaching, Learning and Innovation at Harford Community College in Maryland where she oversaw the eLearning and Library departments. She also led the development of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, in addition to co-leading strategic planning and dual enrollment initiatives. Prior to that, she served as the director for eLearning and Instructional Resources at Harford Community College.  

Dr. Rege has also held positions at Delaware County Community College and Delaware College of Art and Design. 

“The College is pleased to welcome Dr. Karen Rege as dean of Online Learning and Media Services,” said College President Dr. Donald “Guy” Generals. “While we have long offered online learning opportunities, we are reaffirming our commitment to ensuring that our online and hybrid courses are as excellent as our in-person courses. We recognize the need to meet students where they are by accommodating their schedules and learning preferences.” 

Dr. Rege joined the College in February and is responsible for building quality assurance in online and hybrid courses. She is tasked with providing professional development opportunities for faculty related to online and hybrid learning to ensure well-designed, quality online courses that are accessible to all students. She will additionally provide staff trainings to enhance technology skills and expand support services for students.  

“I am honored to have been selected to provide leadership in enhancing the quality online and hybrid learning options at CCP,” said Dr. Rege. “As online and hybrid modes of teaching and learning rapidly evolve in a post-pandemic world, the challenge for institutions of higher education is to scale flexible learning initiatives in such a way as to meet the needs of students where they’re at while maintaining rigor and quality through the lens of DEI.  I look forward to working with the entire CCP community to achieve this.” 

Dr. Rege holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership with specialization in educational technology from the University of Delaware, a Master's in Library and Information Science from Drexel University, and a Master's in Historical Musicology from the University of Michigan. She has online teaching experience at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.  

Dr. Rege was the recipient of a 2019 NISOD award for excellence in teaching and learning, and she was a finalist for the Athena Award for women in leadership. Dr. Rege is serving her fifth year on the Board of Directors of Quality Matters and serves as a peer evaluator for the Middle States Commission of Higher Education and.