Archer recently announced the promotion of three key leaders to the company’s Online Growth Enablement approach.

Clayton Dean has been promoted to Executive Vice President of University Partnerships, following his accomplishments as Senior Vice President of Partnerships at Archer. Clayton has overseen tremendous growth for higher education institutions amidst the enrollment decline, setting them up for success and understanding their challenges. Previously, he was the President and COO of Circa Interactive, a higher ed-focused digital marketing firm. As EVP, Clayton will continue to bring best practices to all areas of the company, and explore strategic opportunities for Archer’s growth. 

Heather McBreen has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Enrollment Services. Heather’s strong track record of developing recruitment teams is rooted in her approach to people development, operational excellence, and culture. Since joining Archer in 2019, Heather has scaled enrollment services to a high performing department that serves over sixty programs and certifications. In this role, Heather will lead enrollment strategy for the evolving modern learner.

John Goodwin has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Growth Enablement. A 20-year veteran of the industry, John’s transformational work in the higher ed has set the foundation for today’s online learning structure. He will lead strategy, research, and consulting for university partners. His organizational development approach empowers universities to build capabilities in-house with the goal of independence. 

The expertise and achievements of Clayton, Heather, and John will play a crucial role in shaping the future direction and success of Archer Education. Chief Growth Officer Brad Gibbs will continue to play an active role in leading Archer’s advisory and organizational development efforts. 

The Online Growth Enablement approach ensures that each institution stands out in a crowded market, avoiding the sea of sameness that often characterizes online education. Archer helps institutions expand institutional knowledge and develop the people, processes, and technology to enable long-term success. Institutions retain complete control over their tuition revenue by opting for an in-house online operation. This financial independence allows them to make student-centric decisions, enhancing the overall educational experience and ensuring that a percentage of tuition is not diverted elsewhere.

Archer is uniquely suited to bridge the gap between universities and the future of higher education. Our commitment to an alternative partnership approach helps universities build and manage all or part of their online operations in-house, eliminating dependency on third parties and long-term contracts with OPMs.

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