This is The EdUp Experience President Series Episode #56. In this EdUp Embedded episode, sponsored by MDT Marketing, we welcome Dr. Jon Bauer, President, East Central College! Joe talks one on one with Jon about the redefinition of higher education post-pandemic. Jon talks about the changes to distance education including splitting time between seated and remote learning. Jon also details that today's students demand flexibility and that institutions should see efficiency in offering online courses. Some students have started off as online students, will they let that go? Jon discusses the necessity of the PIVOT, but also notes how REAL the digital divide is. There is power in the associate degree, especially if there is rural electrification of broadband.Dr. Jon Bauer has served as the 6th president of East Central College since July 1, 2012. Bauer served as chair of the Missouri Community College Association from 2015-2017. He also served on boards and committees as Chair of Mercy Hospital-Washington Board of Trustees, Mercy East Communities Board of Directors, Washington 353 Redevelopment Committee, Washington Civic Industrial Corporation, Washington Public Library Board and past President of Washington Area Chamber of Commerce. Another episode sponsored by our great friends at MDT Marketing! Get your free marketing consultation today! mdtmarketing.com/edupThanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next time for another episode! Contact Us!Connect with the hosts - Elvin Freytes, Elizabeth Leiba, and Dr. Joe Sallustio● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us!● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience!● Follow us on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTubeThanks for listening!We make education your business!