Patrick Pluscht joined UNT in 1997 to start distance education and currently serves as the Executive Director of DSI Digital Growth where he focuses on data wrangling, market research, and strategic relationship building in support of online enrollment growth. He currently chairs the Learning Technology Advisory Committee of the THECB, has served on USDLA Board of Directors and Advisory Board, and the TxDLA Board including five years as Board Chair. He has received the “Outstanding Commitment to TxDLA by an Individual” award (2002 and 2004), the Don Foshee Award (2005), was inducted into the Texas Distance Learning Hall of Fame in 2021. Patrick and his wife, Christine, have 3 children who are attending or have graduated from UNT. Patrick enjoys live music performances, creative arts, and sunset photography.