MindEdge Learning today announced that Chris Edwards will join the company as senior vice president of university partnerships, a newly created role. Edwards will develop and manage all aspects of MindEdge Learning’s new U.S. University Partnership program. He will also become a member of the senior leadership team, participating in the company’s strategic planning. Edwards assumed the role on March 18 and will report directly to CEO Jefferson Flanders.
“We’re delighted to add Chris to the leadership team at MindEdge. His deep edtech experience and his focus on student success will greatly help us as we expand the company’s presence in higher education,” said Jefferson Flanders, CEO of MindEdge Learning.
Edwards has a long-proven track record in the edtech field with a focus on achieving strong student outcomes through cutting edge technology and key partnerships. Prior to joining MindEdge, Edwards was executive vice president of partnerships at Yellowbrick.co, where he worked with large universities and brands. Prior to that, he worked at edtech firm Helix Education as vice president of strategic partnerships, where he led the strategic partnerships team. He also held business development roles at Civitas Learning and Canvas by Instructure.
“I’m thrilled to join MindEdge, a company whose focus on student outcomes and experiences aligns exactly with my core expertise and beliefs,” said Edwards. “I’m looking forward to building deeper connections in the university sector on behalf of MindEdge.”
Edwards holds an MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management and a bachelor’s degree from Liberty University.
MindEdge, a learning company based in Waltham, provides leadership, management, communication, and educational solutions for organizations to help them meet their objectives. Founded in 1998 by Harvard and MIT educators, MindEdge specializes in higher education and professional development content and technology solutions and continues to innovate in the rapidly changing landscape of online education. The company’s webtexts and courses feature narrative, interactive learning case studies and simulations as well as adaptive learning technology to maximize learner mastery of the content.