Friday, June 13, 2008
(Columbia, Mo.) - Jeffrey Einhorn has been selected as the director of Columbia College-Guantanamo Bay. In his new position, Einhorn is responsible for all day-to-day operations of the Guantanamo Bay campus, including class scheduling and student and faculty recruitment and retention.
Einhorn holds a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Columbus College (Ga.) and a master's degree in information technology management from Mercer University in Atlanta.
Prior to joining Columbia College, Einhorn served eight years in the United States Army at duty stations within the U.S. and Europe, including a position as an infantry squad leader during Desert Storm.
Einhorn also worked for Holiday Inn for more than nine years as a supervisor for the worldwide help desk and developed Holiday Inn training programs. As a consultant, he provided IT training to the U.S. Navy. He has held sales or managerial positions in the insurance, restaurant, automotive and hotel industries.
Einhorn can relate well to his adult students. "It took me 23 years to complete my undergraduate degree and three more years to get my master's. I'm just now fully seeing the benefits of what education can do for me," he said. "I care about the people I work for and with, and because of my own personal experiences, I am very student-driven. I'll do anything I can to help them because I've been there, done that." Einhorn's wife, Dr. Kathy Einhorn, is the principal at W.T. Sampson, a school for military dependents and children of Department of Defense employees in Guantanamo Bay. W.T. Sampson is the oldest overseas Department of Defense Dependents School (DoDDS) in the world and the only DoDDS located on communist soil.
Einhorn loves Cuba. "I can sit on my patio with my cup of coffee and see the sunrise in the morning," he said. "And then I come home and sit on the beach at the end of the day and watch the sunset."
Columbia College-Guantanamo Bay is one of the college's 34 nationwide campuses, including 17 on military bases. The Guantanamo Bay campus was established in 2003 and began offering courses to civilian and military adult learners in January 2004.
Columbia College, a private institution founded in 1851 in Columbia, Mo., serves 25,000 students worldwide.