Vice Provost for External Education
Executive Director, eCornell
Paul Krause is the vice provost for external education at Cornell University and the executive director of eCornell.
Krause leads the university-wide effort to extend Cornell education to nontraditional students. He collaborates with academic units and faculty to plan and manage both open enrollment and custom learning programs.
Responsibilities include oversight of online professional development offerings through eCornell. The office also provides design, development, delivery, and recruitment operations for online and blended professional master’s degree programs. Cornell’s professional programs support lifelong learning for individuals who are interested in career advancement or pursuing academic interests. They also support organizational goals for workforce learning and development.
Since 2014, Krause has led Cornell’s efforts to drive online learning innovation and growth through eCornell. Previously, he worked as a senior leader in the EdTech and professional education industry.
He holds an MBA from the University of Rochester and a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.