Ashworth College Welcomes Dr. Christine Jax as New Chief Academic Officer

Dr. Christine Jax

Christine’s wealth of experience and passion for education opens an exciting chapter for us and I expect our students will benefit greatly under her leadership.

Ashworth College is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Christine Jax as new Chief Academic Officer. Jax, who holds a doctorate in education policy and administration, was officially introduced to staff members at the online school’s Norcross, Ga., headquarters during an all-hands meeting in November.

Jax brings a tremendous amount of experience to her new position. A recognized leader in education, her knowledge of academic operations, accreditation and program development for students of all ages and backgrounds is expected to strengthen the school’s presence as an online college.

“I’m proud to be part of an institution of higher education that is committed to providing students with a flexible and affordable quality education,” Jax said of her new position. “It’s exciting to join a school where students receive relevant knowledge and skills that prepare them to immediately and successfully step into their careers.”

“Employers are placing more demands on colleges to prepare students for the real world,” she continued, turning her focus to the types of programs that have made and, she expects, will continue to make Ashworth College very successful. “This school has been providing students with affordable career-focused education for thirty years. In the coming years, more people will need to consider targeted certificates and credentials. Even those who have degrees already will see how much value specialized training can have in helping them achieve their career goals.”

Ashworth College president and CEO Rob Klapper said of Jax’s addition to the team, “Christine’s wealth of experience and passion for education opens an exciting chapter for us and I expect our students will benefit greatly under her leadership.”

Jax is a Minnesota native who began her career as founder of the Learning Center for Homeless Families, an elementary school, outreach, advocacy and resource agency located in her home state. After five years with the program, she was awarded a Bush Foundation grant to study at-risk high…

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