Karen Lingrell is Associate Director for Collaborative Programs and is responsible for the connections and relationship building with current affiliate campus stakeholders. She also works with the eCore and eMajor Teams to offer support and guidance to enrolled students. Karen earned her BA degree in Interpersonal Communications from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio and her M Ed Counseling/College Student Affairs from University of West Georgia in Carrollton, GA. Karen completed her Master's degree at age 46 and can relate to being an "adult learner" in an online environment. Karen has two adult children and a beautiful precocious granddaughter! When not traveling or taking rides with her husband on their Harley motorcycle, Karen enjoys being a vocalist with the local classic rock cover band, Groove Gypsies, and the sing-along piano duo, Tanglewood.