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Episode 16 – Socially Just Design

Office Hours with John Gardner

Listen to novel insights from our CEO, Drew Koch, as he shares the experiences which lead him to ‘drive the van of innovation’. He discusses the idea of Who gets to be an American and the ways this concept shapes and is shaped by US policies which impacts postsecondary education. He proposes Socially Just Design as a path to create a more equitable future for students, faculty/staff, and communities.

Guest Bio

Dr. Koch is a child of immigrants who came to the United States in pursuit of a better life for their family. His first language was not English, and postsecondary education was valued by his family as a means for realizing the American Dream. He is a staunch advocate 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 nearly 30 years. He has done so since 2010 at the Gardner Institute where he was currently named as Chief Executive Officer.

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