2015 Message from the President

Dr. Anthony Edwards, T-BUG President

Dr. Anthony Edwards serves as Assistant Professor and Director of Global Campus (Online Programs) Outreach at Tarleton State University.

The T-BUG Conference in Granbury only two months away and I couldn’t be more excited.  This year’s theme is “Leadership, Learning, and Technology on Lake Granbury!” I hope that you find the conference venue (Lake Granbury Conference Center) and adjacent hotel (Hilton Garden Inn) a great place to get away from the stress of work for a few days, catch up with old friends, make new friends, and learn how to better utilize Blackboard on our campuses.  The conference center is also next to the City Beach!  If you’ve never visited or heard of Granbury, it’s about 30 minutes southwest of Fort Worth.  While you’re there for the conference, I hope you’ll take some time to visit the Historic Granbury Square for dinner and shopping.

With the New Learner Experience, Blackboard Ultra, SaaS, and Collaborate update, there will be many hot topics to discuss at the conference.  Other big topics in higher education we will discuss include predictive analytics, policy changes, student lifecycle management, and enrollment marketing and recruiting.  So if you know anyone interested in these topics, encourage them to register for the conference and book hotel accommodations as well.  Of course, we will continue our focus on teaching and learning, instructional technology, and system administration.  We will also hold elections for 2016 officers and we hope you’ll consider stepping up to a leadership position within T-BUG.

We look forward to seeing you at #TBUG2015!


Dr. Anthony Edwards

T-BUG President (2015)