Ed Klonoski was named president of Charter Oak State College in 2008. Previously, Klonoski was President of the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium, a collaborative effort by 50 Connecticut institutions of learning to deliver high quality, web-based education. From Course Management System applications to pedagogy, student services, and institutional research, Klonoski has facilitated the Consortium's online innovations. Klonoski currently services as Chair of the Presidents' Forum, a collaboration of accredited, national, adult-serving institutions and programs focused on online education. He is also the chair of the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education, a collaboration of the public and private higher education institutions in the Greater Hartford area.