His past experience as a high school football and state championship baseball coach, technology director for a 4A high school, technology specialist for Region 17 Educational Service Center, and as a college professor have aptly prepared Karl Mahan ('81) to oversee technology advancement for LCU. His team plans for and manages the technology needs of students, faculty, and staff in both academic and business applications.
Karl began teaching in the School of Education at LCU in 1990. In April of 2008, he was named VP of Technology Advancement. He earned his M.Ed. from ENMU and his Ed.D. in Instructional Technology from TTU in 1996.
Among his professional milestones he is a NM 4A HS district baseball coach of the year recipient, selected as assistant coach for the NM All-South Baseball team, two term past President of the Lubbock Phi Delta Kappa Chapter, an honoree for the L.R. Wilson Teaching Award at LCU, served on Strategic Planning Leadership Committees, co-hosted a local educational technology TV show, delivered numerous technology workshops to K12 campuses, served as an external evaluator for TEA grant recipients, former Professor of Record and Clinical Faculty member for University of North Texas Masters Across Technology program, Microsoft School Leadership Training Series participant, and a consultant for numerous departments and projects.
Karl and Annette's ('83) oldest son, Jake ('10), and daughter-in-law, Tori (Holloway) ('11 and MEd ‘15), are both LCU alumni. Their youngest son, Josh (‘14) and daughter-in-law Kaylee (Wilson) (’15) are also alumni. Annette is the program coordinator for Early Childhood Education and has been with the School of Education at LCU since 1991. She also helps coordinate Spring Break campaigns to an orphanage and schools in Tabacundo, Ecuador.