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Term Ending 2013

Andrew Koch

Andrew K. Koch, John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

Andrew (Drew) K. Koch is vice president for New Strategy, Development, and Policy Initiatives at the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education.  He previously served as the director of the Department of Student Access, Transition, and Success Programs at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He holds a BA in history and German and an MA in European history from the University of Richmond, an MA in higher education from the University of South Carolina, and a PhD in American Students from Purdue University. During his near 20-year career, Koch has garnered substantive experience with undergraduate education administration, strategic planning, fund raising, and enrollment management and a host of other efforts designed to enhance student access to and success in college. His work includes extensive grant writing and research associated therewith, with funding coming from sources such as Lilly Endowment, Lumina Foundation for Education, and the National Science Foundation. Koch is also the author of more than a dozen publications pertaining to student success, including the second, third, and fourth editions of The First-Year Experience in American Higher Education: An Annotated Bibliography, published by the National Resource Center. He has served on several boards and commissions, including the Indiana College Access and Success Network; the Directorate Board for the American College Personnel Association Commission on Admissions, Orientation, and the First-Year Experience; and the editorial review board of the Journal of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

 

 

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