Officials at Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology announce today 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. Pahno 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, had proven results in student retention and student career placement upon graduation.
“Kari has an excellent track record with her leadership in higher education,” said 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 Main 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 task force.