Dr. Herron brings new insights from his more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit leadership.

Dr. John Herron, President and CEOOutreach International is excited to announce experienced nonprofit leader Dr. John Herron as its president and chief executive officer. Herron will lead Outreach on its path toward growth as the organization works to spread the methodology of community-led development in its work to fight poverty around the world.

Dr. Herron brings a wide range of experience to Outreach as a nonprofit visionary with a focus on innovation. With a background in academics, receiving his Ph.D. in History from The University of New Mexico, Herron held various prestigious positions in education, including a professorship at Tufts University, and various roles at the University of Missouri at Kansas City including Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Associate Vice Provost for Innovation.

Nonprofit Leadership

Herron comes to Outreach from the Kansas City Public Library, where he served as Chief Executive Officer, leading that organization as it served a metropolitan population of 2.2 million. Within its 10 locations and over 2 million items in circulation, the library provides literacy and digital literacy programs, refugee and immigration services, health improvement, and public programming.

From the Board Chair

“Throughout his career in both academic and nonprofit sectors, John has developed collaborative partnerships and secured philanthropic support to deliver mission-driven programs and operations,” said Shelley Scherer, Chair of the Outreach International board. “We are confident that John’s holistic approach to leadership and his strategic orientation will build on Outreach International’s extraordinary success and further advance its essential mission to create lasting solutions to chronic poverty through community-led development.

Of his new role, Dr. Herron said “I’m so excited to join Outreach International on its path of growth and innovation. The methodology of community-led development is such an effective approach to lifting people out of poverty, and I look forward to building on the already strong foundation this organization has built. It’s truly a privilege to lead such an expert and dedicated team, as we all look forward to a future where Outreach is making a greater impact in the fight against poverty than ever before.”

The Board of Directors and staff at Outreach welcome Dr. Herron and look forward to this exciting new chapter.

Dr. John Herron, President and CEO

Dr. Herron brings new insights from his more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit leadership.

Outreach International is excited to announce experienced nonprofit leader Dr. John Herron as its president and chief executive officer. Herron will lead Outreach on its path toward growth as the organization works to spread the methodology of community-led development in its work to fight poverty around the world.

Dr. Herron brings a wide range of experience to Outreach as a nonprofit visionary with a focus on innovation. With a background in academics, receiving his Ph.D. in History from The University of New Mexico, Herron held various prestigious positions in education, including a professorship at Tufts University, and various roles at the University of Missouri at Kansas City including Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Associate Vice Provost for Innovation.

Nonprofit Leadership

Herron comes to Outreach from the Kansas City Public Library, where he served as Chief Executive Officer, leading that organization as it served a metropolitan population of 2.2 million. Within its 10 locations and over 2 million items in circulation, the library provides literacy and digital literacy programs, refugee and immigration services, health improvement, and public programming.

From the Board Chair

“Throughout his career in both academic and nonprofit sectors, John has developed collaborative partnerships and secured philanthropic support to deliver mission-driven programs and operations,” said Shelley Scherer, Chair of the Outreach International board. “We are confident that John’s holistic approach to leadership and his strategic orientation will build on Outreach International’s extraordinary success and further advance its essential mission to create lasting solutions to chronic poverty through community-led development.

Of his new role, Dr. Herron said “I’m so excited to join Outreach International on its path of growth and innovation. The methodology of community-led development is such an effective approach to lifting people out of poverty, and I look forward to building on the already strong foundation this organization has built. It’s truly a privilege to lead such an expert and dedicated team, as we all look forward to a future where Outreach is making a greater impact in the fight against poverty than ever before.”

The Board of Directors and staff at Outreach welcome Dr. Herron and look forward to this exciting new chapter.