Chris Gardiner

Eduventures Senior Analyst at Encoura

As the Senior Analyst for Online and Adult Higher Education, Chris brings nearly 15 years of experience supporting institution’s’ online and adult programs. He started his career in higher education at a fee-for-service OPM as an enrollment advisor for online undergraduate students. He grew into online enrollment management roles and has helped numerous institutions implement best practices for online/adult students. Prior to Eduventures, he was the lead researcher for Keypath Education (OPM) where he developed deep expertise in program market demand and workforce trends, competitive program analysis, and how institutions can meet student’s’ needs. Chris earned his MS in Higher Education with an Enrollment Management concentration online from Drexel University. While he was supporting institution’s’ adult students, he was living their experience of juggling work and family commitments with schoolwork. As an avid lifelong learner, he has also earned certificates in Principles of Market Research from University of Georgia and Advanced Analytics in Higher Education from Arizona State University to broaden his knowledge of research and higher education.

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