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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

Distance Learning Staff - Rita Samaras

Rita Samaras

Rita Samaras

Distance Learning Specialist

Office:  Garrett Conference Center


As the Distance Learning Specialist for the Division of Extended Learning and Outreach, Rita Samaras is instrumental regarding State Authorization compliance, Copyright and ADA compliance related to the delivery of distance education options and functions as a resource for faculty. Her previous employment experience within long-term care administration in the area of compliance with federal health care guidelines has prepared her for the job responsibilities of Distance Learning Specialist.



Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, Business, WKU, 2008

Associate of Applied Science, BGTC, 2004

Diploma of Medical Administrative Assistant, BGTC, 2004



Association For Continuing Higher Education (ACHE), member

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 Last Modified 9/25/14