Darcy W. Hardy is an associate vice president for enterprise consulting at Blackboard. With over 25 years of experience in higher education distance and online learning, she leads a team of nationally recognized experts in eLearning and distance education. She holds a PhD. Previously, Darcy was assistant vice provost for technology education initiatives at the University of Texas at San Antonio, assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Texas System, and executive director of the UT TeleCampus. She also served as an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) appointment at the US Department of Labor and Department of Education in Washington, DC.