In the spring of 2009, the FPU Online Advisory Committee recommended and proposed to the members of Faculty Session that a center dedicated to providing support and resources for online education and technology enhanced instruction be established at Fresno Pacific University. In the fall of 2009, FPU was blessed to be able to establish a partnership agreement with the AIMS Education Foundation that provided the needed resources to begin the implementation of such a center. With final approval from the FPU Board of Trustees and the FPU president and provost, the Center for Online Learning was created in October 2009.