John is the vice president of leadership engagement for Stand Together Ventures. He works with the Ventures community to develop bold partnerships and innovations that accelerate the efforts of Stand Together to help every person realize their full potential. Previously, John was the director of university relations at the Charles Koch Foundation. Before that, he worked in golf course construction, and he was in school for a long time, earning a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from The Citadel, a master’s degree in theological studies from Duke University, and a doctorate in U.S. history from the University of Maryland at College Park. John lives in South Carolina with his wife, Jessica, and their boys, John and Sullivan.
So much has changed since 1893. Why not the education system?
The history of the music industry parallels that of many industries and institutions in the U.S. Many, that is, except for education.