Drake University has hired Christina Trombley as executive director of online education programs, effective Aug. 14. Trombley is currently assistant vice chancellor for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where she leads student recruitment, enrollment and retention efforts. Earlier this year, the Drake University Board of Trustees approved the creation of a centralized unit focused on delivering online education. Drake plans to launch an online Master of Arts degree in communication leadership and an online Master of Science degree in literacy and English as a second language, with other online degree programs to follow. Trombley earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She is completing her doctoral studies in education through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.