Russ Poulin leads WCET, the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, advocates for effective practice and policy for technology-enhanced learning in higher education. WCET’s members represent institutions, state agencies, corporations, and non-profit organizations from all fifty states and a few from Canada. As WICHE Vice President, he advises on policy and projects for the regional higher education compact. Russ has represented the distance education community in federal negotiated rulemaking processes. Russ received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado Denver and a master’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado. He is also partial to movies, cats, and his wife, Laurie.