MANHATTAN, KANSAS, U.S. — The IGP Institute has hired Cassidy Anderson, Kansas State University graduate, as the new distance education coordinator.

Anderson initially joined the IGP Institute as a student intern in August 2016. Since that time she has supported activities within the Canvas learning management system and assisted more than 26 GEAPS/KSU distance education courses.

“IGP and the associations we partner with are fortunate to have Cassidy join the team,” said 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.”

In the distance education department, Anderson will aid in the development of professional non-credit education 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.

“Cassidy knows the value IGP places on customer service for both our international and domestic participants,” Adams said. “She has demonstrated effective and productive use of technologies that support our distance education program.”

Anderson said 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 said. “I’m excited that I’ll be able to work with participants more often with the new position.”