Adam Holden is going back to work for Fort Hays State University after his resignation as assistant superintendent in the Lawrence school district takes effect July 1, although he plans to continue living in the Lawrence area.
Holden said this week he will become chair of the Department of Teacher Education at FHSU's College of Education and Technology. While he will have to be on the western Kansas campus from time to time, he said he and his family intend to continue living in Lawrence for the time being.
"The department has both on-campus and virtual students and offers courses in both," Holden said.
Holden had been an assistant professor at FHSU before he was hired in April 2012 as assistant superintendent for teaching and learning in the Lawrence school district. At that time, he succeeded Kim Bodensteiner, who had been the district’s chief academic officer since 2007.
Holden announced in May that he would resign his job in Lawrence effective June 30, citing personal and family considerations.
The announcement came shortly after the district decided to reorganize the central office administration, which involved splitting that job into two positions: an assistant superintendent for teaching and learning, which will be filled by Angelique Kobler; and a newly created position of assistant superintendent for technology and educational programs, which will be filled by Jerri Kemble.