“Dr. Columbus actively pursues new ideas, makes connections that matter, and volunteers to take on leadership responsibilities. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing her implement innovative teaching practices at the University of North Texas-Dallas. She’s a hard-worker and an effective planner who nurtures collaborative partnerships and is a 100% committed to the success of the faculty she supports.”
– Patrick Pluscht, Associate Vice Provost for Learning Enhancement, University of North Texas
“In 2012, Dr. Columbus became the founding director of the Office of Distance Learning & Instructional Technologies (DLIT). Dr. Columbus built the office around a quality assurance process because of the increased scrutiny of higher education. Accomplishing this goal across different administrations required significant changes to her approach.
From the beginning, Dr. Columbus has demonstrated a desire to achieve the strategic plans outlined by leadership, a commitment to quality, and an aptitude for innovation.”
– Lois Becker, PhD, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, University of North Texas at Dallas