For many of us, August is a time of both endings and beginnings. The sadness that comes with the end of the summer break gives way to a new semester, new students, and possibly new colleagues. Change is definitely in the air. And this August, change is once again upon us at the ACHE Home Office. Our home office Operations Associate and Graduate Assistant, Vyacheslav “Stan” Khrapak, recently moved to Colorado, where he has accepted a position with Colorado State University – Global Campus as an enrollment counselor.
Stan joined us in May 2013 as our graduate assistant while enrolled at the University of Oklahoma’s Master of Education program with an emphasis in Administration. His dedication to the field of adult continuing higher education meant that he has been a critical part of our success over the last two years. While he’s been with us, he’s assisted with writing the association’s newsletters, supporting our national conference, overhauling the national website, managing our financial and administrative databases, and expanding ACHE’s outreach substantially through various social media outlets.
Stan also leveraged his experiences to publish a number of articles relevant to both his involvement with ACHE and his graduate work:
Along with his new professional duties at CSU, Stan plans to continue to serve as Managing Editor of the Journal of Thought, a refereed biannual publication devoted to the reflective examination of educational issues and problems from the perspective of diverse disciplines. The journal welcomes scholars whose work represents varied viewpoints, methodologies, disciplines, cultures, and nationalities as it seeks to treat the most comprehensive issues and problems confronting education throughout the world.
Additionally, Stan will continue his work as Senior Director of the Garden Your Own Growth program, a nonprofit endeavor which establishes gardens at K-12 schools. As Senior Director, Stan supervises undergraduate university interns and raises funds for programming which allows elementary, middle, and high school students to have experiential learning opportunities in sustainability, biology, and engineering.