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Spartan Tulsa Campus Names New President


Officials at Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology have announced the selection of Kari Pahno as the new president of Spartan College, Tulsa Campus. Pahno will be the first female president in Spartan’s 90-year history. She will oversee all operations of the aviation maintenance technology, aviation electronics technology, non-destructive testing, quality control and aviation technology management programs in Tulsa.

Pahno comes to Spartan from South University in Savannah, Georgia, and brings invaluable experience in higher education. At South University, Pahno was the dean of student affairs and assisted in vision and strategy for the university and had proven results in student retention and student career placement upon graduation.

“Kari has an excellent track record with her leadership in higher education,” says Dr. Dan Peterson, CEO of Spartan. “Her experience in student retention and job placement is the perfect fit for our long-term strategy and growth plan.”

Pahno received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Southern Maine and her Master of Arts in educational leadership from Argosy University. She was a board member at the United Way Agency, Abilities Unlimited and a member of the Chatham County workforce development taskforce.

About Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology
Since 1928, Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology has provided training to more than 90,000 pilots and technicians throughout the United States and 62 foreign countries. Spartan is an aviation technology college offering students diploma, associates programs in the areas of Aviation Flight, Aviation Maintenance (Airframe and Powerplant), Aviation Electronics Technology, Nondestructive Testing, and Quality Control as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree completion program in Aviation Technology Management. Spartan is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and has Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for both the Flight and Aviation Maintenance programs. Spartan Education Group, LLC is the parent company of Spartan College with six campuses among Denver, Los Angeles and Tulsa. 

Updated 03-20-2018

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