LENEXA, Kan. – June 14, 2017 – Grantham University is proud to announce the appointment of David Eby to the role of chief marketing officer. A seasoned marketing executive with more than 20 years of experience in the higher education arena, Mr. Eby is distinguished by his innovative, insightful approach to advancing the success of educational institutions in areas ranging from marketing and operations to enrollment and student services. His begins his position at Grantham University on June 14, 2017.

“As a prominent member of Grantham’s leadership team, David’s expertise will be a vital, driving force behind the university’s growth on a global scale,” said Scott Andrews, Grantham University president and chief executive officer. “Through a strategic, highly collaborative partnership at the executive level, I am confident Grantham will secure its stature as a leading online provider within the higher education landscape. David’s guidance will be of great significance as the university forges ahead to effectuate such success.”

Mr. Eby has served in leadership roles at a number of institutions, including the Apollo Education Group, Westwood Online (Alta College’s online division), Anthem College Online and Jones International University. Most notably, as chief marketing officer at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), he led the expansion of SNHU’s online division to more than 60,000 students, making it the fastest-growing non-profit university in the country. Most recently, David has served in several capacities at Bertelsmann Education Group, including chief academic success officer for HotChalk, president of Arist Learning Solutions, and chief marketing officer for Arist Education System.

“I am delighted to work with and for a university of Grantham’s caliber,” said Mr. Eby. “It will be an honor to share in and contribute to Grantham’s mission to positively impact the lives of military service members, veterans, first responders – and any adult learner wanting to achieve success through higher education. I look forward to the many collaborative opportunities ahead to help education-seekers realize the value of a rigorous, quality Grantham education and the impact it has on their futures.”

Mr. Eby joins Grantham at an exciting juncture in the 100 percent online university’s 66-year history of academic service. In the past 16 years, the university has grown to nearly 20,000 students and has conferred more than 19,000 degrees. The university’s success is largely attributed to its outcomes-based online programs taught by instructors with years of experience in their fields of instruction, a focus on affordability and flexibility, and personalized, proactive student support. With 41 percent of its graduates returning to pursue a second degree*, Grantham University is poised for even greater success moving forward.

About Grantham University: Grantham University was founded in 1951 by Donald Grantham, a World War II veteran with a vision to make education achievable for military service members and veterans. Throughout the past 66 years, Grantham’s commitment to serving those who serve with affordable, accessible higher education has evolved into a culture of service that extends to all adult learners, as well as those in need. The university’s ability to help students achieve their dreams through education is enabled by its unique approach and devotion to comprehensive student support, and its continual advancement in line with changing technologies.

Continuously accredited since 1961 by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), Grantham University has earned a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university. The 100 percent online university offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate certificates and degree programs.

*Source: June 2016 Institutional Data


Liz Istas



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Liz Istas has been Grantham’s communication manager for over seven years, and loves being part of the Grantham family of staff and students. Liz holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Kansas State University.