Lynn Houston ’11, ’16 (Santa Barbara BA, MBA) founded and is Executive Director of the nonprofit organization A Different Point of View, whose mission is to engage, inspire and transform youth, “using flight lessons as a launching pad.” Many participants come from low-income families or the juvenile justice system. Lynn, a retired airline captain, also serves as marketing coordinator for the Santa Barbara Airport.
Dr. Juan “Kiko” Suarez ’14 (PhD, GSLC) has been appointed Chief Academic Officer at Huntington Junior College in Huntington, WV. The appointment was made by HJC President Fred Fransen and is an important step in positioning the college for future success. As Chief Academic Officer, Suarez is tasked with growing the college’s academic offerings based on the needs of the local business community and national trends. This is a newly-created position “We are incredibly fortunate to bring Dr. Suarez on board, and are especially excited to draw on his expertise in competency-based learning and credentialing,” said Fransen. Suarez said that