Zondervan Academic hires marketing director Print
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 07 December 2015 10:29 AM America/New_York

Kent-Hendricks-mugZondervan recently announced a new initiative to expand its interest in distance learning. To further this effort, the Zondervan Academic division has hired Kent Hendricks as marketing director of online learning.

Hendricks comes to Zondervan from Logos Bible Software, where he served for seven years. With experience in marketing and sales, Hendricks’ responsibilities with Logos included key publisher accounts, the pre-publication program and add-on books, as well as working on Logos’ core base packages. Hendricks is a graduate of Calvin College and attended Calvin Theological Seminary and Fuller Theological Seminary. As the marketing director for online learning, Hendricks will collaborate with instructors and institutions within the academy to implement Zondervan Academic online courses in both residential and online classrooms as well as marketing courses to self-learners. 

Stanley N. Gundry, senior vice president and publisher of Zondervan Academic, commented on the hire.

“This is a major initiative for Zondervan Academic that will benefit our authors, instructors, institutions and all learners,” Gundry said. “We are thrilled with the work Kent has done so far as well as the initial reception to Zondervan Academic’s online courses.”

On Nov. 17, Zondervan Academic launched its initial seven online courses in collaboration with BibleMesh, a producer of online courses and theological education. An additional 20 courses will release by the end of 2016.