It’s always great to welcome a familiar face back into our organization, and I’m happy to say that face is Kari Kovar. If you know Kari, you know her energy, her enthusiasm and her passion for education are infectious.
As our Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Kari is out and about meeting with different schools almost every day, talking to them about ways to improve the student experience from the first time a student inquires, to the day he or she graduates. She is charged with making sure Helix Education is providing a great client relationship and delivering world class strategy and results.
Over the years, Kari has partnered with nearly 100 colleges and universities, in every region and in every modality. She has experience in each stage of the student life cycle, and has forged some long lasting relationships with academic leaders along the way.
She began her higher ed career as a Principal Consultant at Stamats, helping colleges and universities navigate strategic planning, brand management and enrollment marketing. Next, at Inside Track, she worked with schools to help them maximize student engagement and retention.
In 2008, Kari joined us at what was then Datamark, leading our expansion into the non-profit sector of high education and helping schools reach and engage prospective students. In 2011, she broadened her experience in education technology with a leadership role at Instructure.
Kari has made a name for herself presenting at national conferences and she has received numerous awards for campaigns and initiatives with her clients.
We are thrilled to have her back on our team as the VP of Strategic Partnerships.