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Rajeev Bukralia, dean of Educational Outreach and Libraries at Black Hills State University, was recently appointed research chair of the Distance Learning Community of Practice Executive Committee for the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA).

In his role as research chair, Bukralia will lead research efforts on current distance education issues. Bukralia was appointed as a member of the Distance Learning Executive Committee in 2009. UCEA is a national organization based in Washington, D.C. and is dedicated to the causes of distance learning and continuing education.