Laura Diede, M.S.E.

Interim Director
Primary office:
785-864-7894
Budig Hall Room 1


Laura’s career in distance education began in 2002, and she received her master’s in higher education administration from KU in 2009. As Associate Director, Laura assists the director with project management and online course development, serves as the University liaison for state authorization, and leads student and faculty support services.


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44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
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