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Senior Director, Operations
As senior director of operations at CAEL, Mary-Celeste Slusser focuses on streamlining and standardizing processes for accounting and finance, contract administration, consultant/independent contractor management, and overall quality assurance. She also contributes to CAEL’s product development strategy by designing course content and organizing delivery of synchronous and asynchronous instructor-led online and onsite workshops.
With over 16 years in Higher Education academic administration and more than 20 years in various leadership roles focused on training and development of adult learners, Slusser’s background includes instructional and curriculum design, training development and delivery, online course development and facilitation, and various roles within student affairs, faculty management, and academic administration. Throughout her various positions in academia, she has been both a practitioner and an advocate for prior learning assessment.
Slusser graduated from Sweet Briar College with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and earned her Master of Education from American InterContinental University with a concentration in Leadership of Educational Organizations. She resides in Kansas and enjoys spending time with her niece, nephew, and her german shepherd, Elsa Belle.