Dr. Barbara Illowsky is Dean of Basic Skills and Open Educational Resources for the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative. She has been a mathematics and statistics professor at De Anza College, Cupertino, CA since 1989, teaching via distance learning since 1993 and online before the start of this millennium. She currently serves on the international Board of Directors for the OpenEducation Consortium. Barbara was the first Project Director of CCCOER and a past president of the California Mathematics Council, Community Colleges (CMC3). She greatly appreciates that she recently spent two years at the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.