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Meet the team behind the scenes of Competency-Based Education!


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DeAnna Seger is the Coordinator of Competency Based Education here at Lourdes. As a proud Lourdes Alumni she is excited to share her passion for Higher Education and innovative learning modalities with students. Prior to returning to the Lourdes’s community, she had over 10 years of experience in the Higher Education field working directly with student’s needs in a variety of roles including, Admissions, Career Services, classroom training, and regional online student management.

DeAnna is highly committed to each student and embracing their unique skill sets and learning styles. She believes in a holistic approach, placing individualizes attention to each student’s specific needs.  She is committed to your success and making your program educational and meaningful. She loves to build the bridge that connects education to real life experiences and career goals!

In DeAnna’s free time she enjoys spending time with her husband Jack, twin daughters Hayden and Hadley and pups Roosevelt and Indi. She loves to travel and experience new places, attend concerts, volunteering in the community and assisting her daughters grow their business and watching them play volleyball.

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Julianne Boyd

Julianne Boyd just recently joined the CBE team in the position of Instructional Designer. She comes to Lourdes University with quite a diverse work experience in elementary and higher education, mostly in the Educational Technology Field. Prior to that, she was a graphic designer, mostly working in health care and travel.

She is ready to put all her creative and educational experience into considering how students learn and what materials and methods will be most effective in helping individuals achieve their academic goals while supporting staff at Lourdes University.

She enjoys music, traveling and has a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Rooi. Julianne has three college age daughters, two of which are twins. She has earned a B.F.A. from Bowling Green State University and a M.Ed. Tech from the University of Toledo. She is really looking forward to serving the Lourdes community.

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Office:  419-824-3979
Email: jboyd@lourdes.edu



As an instructional designer for Lourdes University, my goal is to create an e-learning environment that allows students to thrive in a self-paced, competency-based educational model.  The Competency-Based Education programs are developed with the expertise and knowledge that has helped make Lourdes University a leader in higher education.  As the university continues to grow in new learning modalities my role as an instructional designer is to ensure successful integration of technology and academic integrity into the Competency-Based Education programs. I have been an educator for many years, and I know the benefits and joy that accessible education can bring to a student!

Outside of instructional design, my interests are traveling, reading, crafting, and enjoying nature with my husband, Mike, and our goldendoodle, Otis. Before joining Lourdes University, I worked in academic advising and admissions. And, before that, I worked as an elementary school teacher. Life-long education continues to be passion of mine in hopes of spreading that love with new students.

As a 419 native, I am excited to return to my local roots and serve the Gray Wolf community!

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Office:  419-824-3928
Email: arood@lourdes.edu


More Key Roles For Competency-Based Programs 

Program Advisor: A program advisor will help you establish a plan of study. While you have control of when you complete your courses, the program advisor will help you provide sound advice so that you can earn your degree at an accelerated and affordable rate!

Program Facilitator: Your program facilitator is an active member in the field of study and a qualified mentor.  Each facilitator conducts research, works in the Nursing field, obtains appropriate credentials for teaching, and is an advocate for personalized learning.  These professionals are here to assist you with all academic related questions throughout the duration of each course.

Program Assessor: A program assessor evaluates all students’ course assessments. They work vigorously to ensure that students are graded fairly and without bias. In addition, program assessors work to ensure that assessments are meaningful and applicable to the program.