Meet our Chief Academic Officer

Dr. Julie Basler

Dr. Julie Basler, Vice President of Academic Affairs, serves as the Chief Academic Officer for Platt College.  Prior to coming to Platt College in 2007, Dr. Basler served as the Coordinator of Fine Arts and Associate Professor of English and Speech Communications at Columbia State Community College in middle Tennessee for nearly a decade. 

Dr. Basler earned her undergraduate degree in English from the University of Tennessee at Martin, a Master's degree in English with a Creative Writing emphasis from Murray State University in Kentucky, and a doctorate in English with a focus on English Composition and Rhetoric from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 

Dr. Basler is the author of three national Pearson writing workbooks, and several national articles.  She presents self-evaluation processes and how to involve communities of interest in the accreditation process at national conferences. In particular, she has traveled from California to Washington DC and presented five all day workshops for college Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Deans who are seeking to incorporate continual, daily self evaluation processes in every operation of a college or university.

In 2008, she was appointed to serve on the first Interim Degree Committee for the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), a committee, now referred to as the Program Review Committee, she currently chairs. In 2011, she was named Volunteer of the Year by ACCSC for her work in accreditation practices, training, and review of programs and colleges across the United States. In July 2015, she was elected to serve in an executive leadership position as Treasurer of the Commission (ACCSC) a position she served for two years.  On July 1, 2017, she began her role as Chair of the Commission for ACCSC.  She additionally serves as the chair of Member Services Committee. She is in year four of a four-year appointment as a higher education Commissioner for ACCSC in Washington DC.

In January 2016, she was awarded the Library Champion Award from the Colorado Council of Medical Librarians (CCML) for her role in making library services student-friendly and accessible for baccaleaureate nursing students studying at Platt College. In September 2016, Dr. Basler was awarded the President of the United States' Volunteer Service Award which recognizes, celebrates and holds up as role models Americans who make a positive impact as engaged and deeply committed volunteers. Dr. Basler earned a gold medal for her service to higher education and accreditation practices in her service as a Commissioner.

In October 2017, Dr. Basler was awarded the President of the United States' Volunteer Service Award for her continued efforts in higher education volunteerism. 

In her spare time, Dr. Basler enjoys cake decorating, running 5K events, traveling to Disney theme parks, and attending Denver Broncos football games.