Mary Niemiec is the Associate Vice President for Digital Education and Director of University of Nebraska Online. In her role at the University of Nebraska, she coordinates the system-wide collaborative initiative that pulls together the 150 plus online programs offered by the four campuses of the NU system - NU Online. Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Provost, her responsibilities also include oversight of the University of Nebraska High School, a fully online college prep Nebraska high school.
Mary has worked in the areas of higher education, continuing, online and blended learning for more than twenty years. In addition to her University responsibilities, she represents and serves the University within the state of Nebraska and nationally by serving in leadership roles in various professional organizations. She currently serves as President for the Board of Directors of the Online Learning Consortium (an international member organization focused on online education). She also serves as a member of the Nebraska Information Technology Commission’s Education Council and a member of the Policy Committee for UPCEA. Mary was named an OLC Fellow in 2011–an international recognition of contribution to the field of online education.