College of Innovation and Design

Yvonne Villanueva-Russell (Dean)
Location: Waters Library 173 Suite
College of Innovation and Design Web Site

Ar. April Sanders - Assistant Dean

The College of Innovation and Design is a university-wide hub that works collaboratively with faculty, students, alumni and industry to assess and prepare students for the demands and opportunities of our ever-changing world and workplace. The college serves as an incubator for new initiatives, badges, certificates and degrees that transcend single disciplines or departments. Together, we ensure students are successful for their first year of college as well as for their first, second or third career later in life.

Our online degree options are perfect for working adults who are seeking to earn a degree or certificate. Whether you choose our self-paced, competency-based programs or our online programs that provide a more structured environment, you are sure to find learning opportunities that match your learning style. Our dedicated advisers, housed within the college, ensure your needs are met and provide one-on-one guidance, either virtually or face-to-face

The Office of Career Development is also part of the college, offering career guidance and assistance to students throughout their college experience.


By combining unique programs, personalized advising and career planning, the College of Innovation and Design provides students with the knowledge, confidence and practical tools needed to become career-ready professionals, prepared to compete in the marketplace and add value to the global environment.


Unlocking the future of learning by redesigning education for diverse learners.

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College of Innovation and Design

Yvonne Villanueva-Russell
B.A., M.A., Western Illinois University; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia.