August 5, 2022 – Chandler, AZ – Dr. Conna Bral has joined the American Intercontinental University System (AIUS) as Vice Provost for Trident University International (Trident), effective August 1, 2022.
Dr. Bral comes to Trident from the American College of Education, where she served as Assistant Provost for Education Professions. She is a veteran online educator, holding both teaching and leadership roles over the span of 25 years.
Previous roles include Assessment and Accreditation Manager at Midwestern State University and a program dean at the University of Phoenix. Before working as an administrator in higher education, she was an elementary school counselor. She assumed her first role as an online faculty member in 1994.
Over her career as an educator, Dr. Bral has led efforts including program approval and accreditation, new program and course development, student performance and retention, faculty training and development, and several student growth initiatives.
Additionally, Dr. Bral has served as a doctoral dissertation chair. She is a published researcher of topics including assessment in higher education, leadership in online organizations, quality in competency-based programs, and online teacher preparation.
Her research interests include online learning, teacher leadership, assessment, and higher education.
Dr. Bral holds a Doctorate in Educational Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She earned a Master’s in Psychology from the University of Northern Iowa, a specialist degree in educational administration from Drake University, and a Bachelor’s in Education and Psychology from Mount Mercy University.About Trident University International
Founded in 1998, Trident University International is a member of the American InterContinental University System, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). Trident uses the EdActive™ learning approach, which employs case-based learning in an online setting to teach real-world relevant critical thinking skills designed to enhance the lives and education of students. Trident offers quality associate, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs and certificates, led by a qualified faculty team, over 80% of whom have doctoral degrees. Trident has over 32,000 alumni, of which more than 27,000 have a military affiliation and has received acknowledgements from Washington Monthly, Military Times, and Military Advanced Education & Transition for their dedication to student success. Visit www.trident.edu, Trident’s Facebook page, or call at to learn more about Trident's wide range of educational options.