Matthew LaBrake

Executive Director, Center for Online Learning

Matthew LaBrake
Gabert Library, Room 612
Journal Square Campus

Personal Pronouns: He/Him

Educational Background

  • M.S., Library Information Science, University at Albany, SUNY
  • B.S., Information Science & Technology, University at Albany, SUNY


  • Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (through the Online Learning Consortium, in partnership with Arizona State University)


Matt provides vision and strategic leadership in developing and implementing online, hybrid, and technology-rich courses and programs across all divisions of the College. At the helm of an amazing Center for Online Learning team, Matt ensures HCCC faculty are supported in designing, developing, and delivering an interactive and accessible curriculum through professional development, consultation, and hands-on assistance and support. The COL is committed to increasing the number of online degree programs, improving the quality of online courses, educating faculty on best practices around online teaching and learning, and expanding virtual student support services. Matt currently serves as Chair of the Online Learning Advisory Council and Chair of the Achieving the Dream Accessibility Team.

Favorite Quote: “We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist … using technologies that haven’t been invented … in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.”—Richard Riley, former Secretary of Education