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Dr. Adam John Appointed to Chief Executive Officer of eduKan Consortium
After extensive search by the eduKan Board of Directors, Adam K. John Ph.D. MBA, has been appointed to CEO of the award-winning consortium to support six community colleges in Kansas and manage the online technology platform.
In his new position, Dr. John will provide leadership for all online instruction, student learning and support areas, in addition to serving as an integral member of the consortia’s executive team. He will continue to advance eduKan’s award-winning, online learning platform by developing and implementing new, interactive programs using cost-effective tools to support the thousands of students enrolled in distance education from the six member colleges.
“After an extensive search, the board unanimously selected Dr. John, who is very passionate about helping students achieve their goals through access to a quality education while keeping costs down and supporting our goal for eduKan to be an innovative player in higher education,” said Dr. Mike Calvert, Pratt Community College President and Chair of the eduKan President’s Board. “Dr. John has hit the ground running and is making great strides since he started June 1st.”
Most recently, Dr. John has been an administrator in higher education and serving as the Vice President of a non-profit college system in Overland Park, Kansas. His experience includes educational operations that include in-depth knowledge of state and federal regulations, fiscal responsibility, accreditation compliance, development of innovative educational systems be it online or hybrid. Additional prior professional expertise includes campus director working with students for a positive campus experience, and increasing enrollments with a positive communication program and partnership with students, faculty and staff.
Dr. John is also well versed in learning management systems, video lecture tools, mobile applications and technologies, Google Apps and TK20 for measuring student satisfaction and outcomes.
Dr. John holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Education with an Emphasis in Higher Education Leadership from Capella University, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Utah and an Associate of Science in Social Science from Salt Lake Community College.
Additionally, Dr. John joins the staff of the award-winning eduKan consortia which has gained notoriety for their technology platform focused on helping students with access to affordable education that includes digitally embedded content for online learning along with the elimination of physical proctoring exams, saving students hundreds to thousands of dollars each year in educational fees.
“I’ve always been passionate about education,” said Dr. Adam John, eduKan CEO, "I’m hoping to use my experience in building life changing programs at other colleges and universities and apply it to eduKan. Online education has it’s own challenges and understanding the diverse needs of digital students will continue to drive the development of engaging, interactive programs so each student can achieve their personal goals."
eduKan provides access to quality higher education, including ESL courses, via college degrees, certificates, and individual courses, with affordable online classes. eduKan was founded in 1998 as a cooperative effort between member colleges to offer courses via the Internet. eduKan’s consortium schools are all accredited Kansas learning institutions with excellent reputations and long histories of providing degrees in traditional settings, as well as through online courses. eduKan Consortium member institutions are: Barton Community College, in Great Bend; Colby Community College, in Colby; Dodge City Community College, in Dodge City; Garden City Community College, in Garden City; Pratt Community College, in Pratt; and Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, in Liberal. For more information, please visit http://www.edukan.org.