Office Hours with John Gardner
In this second interview, Drew Koch reflects on efforts to improve student experience in gateway courses and the development of Transforming the Foundational Postsecondary Experience™. Learn where the first cohort of institutions are and the key points that led them to commit to long-term change.
Dr. Andrew Koch is a child of immigrants who came to the United States in pursuit of a better life. His first language was not English, and postsecondary education was valued by his family as a means for realizing the American Dream. A recipient of need-based aid while in school, Koch is a staunch advocate for and leader of efforts that increase student access to and, ultimately, completion of postsecondary education. He has worked in and with higher education institutions for over 30 years. He has done so since 2010 at the Gardner Institute where he was named Chief Executive Officer in 2021.