The IGP Institute announces the appointment of Trina Adams as the distance education coordinator at Kansas State University. In this role, Adams will support the growing distance education programs internally for Kansas State as well as with the IGP Institute program partners. She will work with content developers to produce quality distance materials targeted to the professional adult learner.

One such partnership lies with the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) where she will build relationships with lecturers and contribute the quality initiatives to continue to build the program.

“Trina comes to us with over four years of adult distance education program management and development along with instructional design experience,” says Brandi Miller, IGP Institute interim associate director.


Prior to joining the institute, Adams most recently served as the instruction technology specialist for Manhattan Area Technical College, where she monitored the implementation of 11 courses. Before that she served as an instructional designer for the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center. She holds degrees in secondary education, school counseling and is pursuing her master’s degree in instructional design and technology through Emporia State University.

In respect to her new responsibilities, Adams says, “I am excited to be supporting people who are fulfilling a primary need within the grain and food supply.”

Miller believes that Adams has the vision to carry the distance education program forward. “Her knowledge of adult learning and distance education will further support the growth of the IGP Institute programs.” She adds, “We couldn’t be more excited to have Trina on our team.”