MANHATTAN, Kan. — The IGP Institute welcomes Kansas State University agribusiness graduate Cassidy Anderson, as the new distance education coordinator beginning May 20, 2019. Anderson initially joined the IGP Institute as a student intern August of 2016 and has since supported vital activities within the Canvas learning management system and assisted with more than 26 GEAPS/K-State distance education courses.
In the distance education department, Anderson will aid in the development of professional noncredit educational courses and programs for the IGP Institute and other partnerships including the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS), the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM), and other academic and industry partners.
“IGP and the associations we partner with are fortunate to have Cassidy join the team,” says Trina Adams, distance education manager. “When we consider her strengths and distribute tasks accordingly, we will be able to better support the transformations of our distance education offerings.”
Adams adds, “Cassidy knows the value IGP places on customer service for both our international and domestic participants. She has demonstrated effective and productive use of the technologies that support our distance education program.”
Anderson shares that her goal moving into the position is to bring new ideas to better serve course participants to help make their online educational experiences more enjoyable.
“I already enjoy what I do as a student intern,” Anderson says. “I’m excited that I’ll be able to work with participants more often with the new position.”
The IGP Institute offers courses and trainings in the areas of flour milling and grain processing, the IGP grain marketing and risk management, and feed manufacturing and grain quality management. To learn more about the IGP Institute, visit the IGP website at www.grains.ksu.edu/igp.
— Janelle Marney, Communications Intern, Department of Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University
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