An innovator in online higher education, David Leasure has led online university programs, problem-based approaches to online learning, and competency-based education. He has served as provost at Western Governors University, Colorado Technical University and Jones International University. Leasure earned bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in computer science and was associate professor of computer science at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, where he turned his interests from artificial intelligence to teaching and learning with technology. Leasure led the creation of CTU Online, served as CTU’s doctoral dean of computer science and later its chancellor. Leasure served as president of Jones International University. He was instrumental in cyber-security and other computer science programs at CTU and WGU. His core belief is that all students can learn and his passion is helping them and their institutions succeed.