Pat James has been a leader in DE in California since 2000. She taught digital media courses online, was chair of the ASCCC Technology Committee, and won the Chancellor’s Office Technology Innovators’ and Innovative Project awards . As Dean of Instructional Technology and DE at MSJC, she co-directed the state @ONE professional development project, served on many system advisory committees, and teaches through the @ONE certification program and part-time at Evergreen Valley College. She was the initial Executive Director of the CVC-OEI. She also works with American Public University assisting with designing community college partnerships.