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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

DELO Staff - Julie Uranis

Julie Uranis

Julie Uranis

Director, Distance Learning & Continuing and Professional Development

Office:  121 Knicely Conference Center


As the director of Distance Learning and Continuing & Professional Development, Julie Uranis is responsible for the overall operations and strategic direction of proctored testing, WKU On Demand, instructional design, Career and Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning at Western Kentucky University. Prior to joining WKU, Uranis held both teaching and administrative positions at Eastern Michigan University, joining that institution in 2003. Uranis had been the program manager for EMU-Online at EMU, where she was responsible for student services, recruitment, and retention for online programs and courses.


B.A., History, 1996, University of Michigan – Dearborn

M.S., Technology Studies, 2009, Eastern Michigan University

Graduate Certificate, Community College Leadership, 2009, Eastern Michigan University

ABD, Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Leadership, 2013, Eastern Michigan University.



ACHE, 2013 – present, member

Chambers of Commerce – Allen/Scottsville, Barren County, Bowling Green, Daviess County, Edmonson County, Edmonton-Metcalfe, Franklin-Simpson, Grayson County, Hart County, Logan County, Monroe/Tompkinsville, Morgantown/Butler,

LERN, 2014 – present, member

Online Learning Consortium (Sloan-C), 2011 – present, member

University Professional and Continuing Education Association, 2008 – present, serves as the 2014-2015 chairperson of the Online Management and Design Network.



With experience in teaching and advising adult learners, Julie’s research interests are in community college career and technical programs, bachelor completion programs, and online learning.


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