StraighterLine, the innovative low-cost online college course provider, today announced Glenn Maughan to the executive team, as VP of Technology. Maughan had been at PowerReviews during the past year as Chief Technology Officer and will now take on the senior technology role at StraighterLine effective May 23.
Through its partner college network of over 100 accredited partner colleges and universities, StraighterLine offers an affordable and convenient way for students to earn college credit. To date, StraighterLine’s low-cost online courses have already saved students and taxpayers over $110,400,000.*
“Glenn is a proven leader who is able to combine technical vision with execution,” said Burck Smith, StraighterLine founder and CEO. “His experience is perfect to advance StraighterLine’s mission to make higher education affordable again.”
"The opportunity to direct technology for the innovative leader in online education is an honor and a privilege,” said Maughan. “The StraighterLine approach is unparalleled in this space empowering both traditional and nontraditional students. Pairing education technology with an innovative business model is how change happens. I'm honored to be part of StraighterLine."
Maughan will bring extensive experience to StraighterLine with respect to creating a true AGILE environment and developing technical operational processes company wide. Prior to joining StraighterLine, Maughan led technology activities at a number of high-profile companies, including PowerReviews, AtTask and Adobe; leading to operational excellence.
StraighterLine combines a $99 a month course subscription with guaranteed credit pathways to accredited degree programs to save students up to 60% on the total cost of their degree.
StraighterLine takes the worry out of credit transfer with a College Savings Network of nearly 100 accredited colleges that guarantee acceptance of StraighterLine courses.
Having been evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT), StraighterLine courses will also be considered by more than 2,000 other colleges and universities for transfer to their degree programs upon request. Visit http://www.straighterline.com for more information.
*Total StraighterLine savings is compared to the average, in-state, published tuition and fees at a public four-year college plus the average amount of contribution paid by state and local taxpayers. For 2014 - 2015, the average published tuition and fees is $9140 which represents an average of 47% of a public institution's revenue. Source: College Board and State Higher Education Executive Officers