Champlain College Online has expanded its leadership team, appointing Sergio Tenreiro de Magalhães, Ph.D. as Chief Learning Officer and Sarah McMaster as Executive Director of Marketing and Enrollment Management.

Following the announcement of Chris Montagnino as Vice President of Champlain College Online (CCO) last year, the online institution has positioned its leadership team to support strategic goals, including new remote learning opportunities, program growth, and enrollment management.

Chris Montagnino, Vice President of Champlain College Online

The newly formed leadership team will enable Champlain College to expand and diversify its online offerings, adding new courses, degrees, and certificates in industry-driven programs like business, cybersecurity, healthcare, IT, and more. The team will also play a vital part in the college’s future success, identifying and prioritizing initiatives to enhance the online learning experience.

“I am proud to join forces with Sergio and Sarah and look forward to supporting our students and redefining the role of online education together,” said Montagnino. “Their passion for connecting students to the right learning experiences, deep knowledge of both the traditional and online sectors, and unwavering desire to create cutting-edge courses and degrees will positively impact Champlain College Online for years to come.”

Sergio Tenreiro de Magalhães, Champlain College Online Chief Learning Officer

Tenreiro de Magalhães has been an Associate Professor of Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics and the Department Chair of Cybersecurity at Champlain College Online for the last five years. He will keep his Associate Professor title in addition to his new role as Chief Learning Officer, where he will provide leadership and direction for Champlain’s online academic programs, ensuring they align with the institution’s mission and strategic goals. Tenreiro de Magalhães holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Information Systems and Technologies in the field of cybersecurity from the University of Minho in Portugal. 

Sarah McMaster, Executive Director of Marketing and Enrollment Management

McMaster is a seasoned marketing and communications professional with two decades of experience across higher education institutions, B2B, and nonprofits. In her new role as Executive Director of Marketing and Enrollment Management, she will work in partnership with the Vice President of Champlain College Online to lead marketing and enrollment management strategies from the start of the prospective student lifecycle through enrollment and beyond. McMaster also serves as an adjunct instructor at Clark University and Brandeis University, teaching courses in marketing communications, strategic marketing, marketing ethics, and digital citizenship.

Champlain College has been a leader in online education for 30 years, providing a high-quality academic experience through acclaimed Bachelor’s, Master’s, and certificate programs. The flexible online format empowers students to accomplish their career goals in innovative and accessible ways. Champlain College is regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education and ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report. It ranked No. 1 both on OnlineU’s list of Best Online Cybersecurity Bachelor’s Degrees and OnlineU’s list of Best Online Master’s in Forensic Science and was recently awarded “Best MBA Program” by Vermont Business Magazine. Champlain’s 3,000+ online students can be found in all 50 states and around the globe.

Kaylee Sullivan