Our Team

Michael J. O’Leary

Founder & Executive Director

Michael J. O’Leary founded the Arkansas Learning Network, Inc. (ALN) as an online education and job training program for adults aged 18 and over. Mr. O’Leary was inspired to establish this program when he learned that an estimated 300,000 Arkansans do not have a high school diploma. He responded to that need by offering an opportunity for adults to earn a diploma in an online setting while taking job skills classes that can lead to new or better employment.

Mr. O’Leary is a professional educator, retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel, and service-disabled veteran who has experienced his own share of life challenges. His vision is for every Arkansan to have a High School Diploma and employment to be self-supporting in the community.  Simply said: Diploma Today. Career Tomorrow!