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XanEdu and Scholarus Learning announce appointment of Jeff Shelstad to lead Higher Education business unit

June 1, 2023

Livonia MI – XanEdu announces the appointment of Jeff Shelstad as Vice President and General Manager of their Higher Education business unit. XanEdu is part of Scholarus Learning, a portfolio of companies providing educational products and services throughout the K-12 and Higher Education markets.

XanEdu’s mission centers on affordability and accessibility, and higher education has been at the heart of the business for more than 20 years. XanEdu works closely with campus bookstores, content authors, OER providers, and faculty to bring affordable and customizable content to students in print, digital and courseware formats.

Jeff brings a wealth of experience to the XanEdu team and is well versed in affordability solutions within the higher education sector. He has worked in sales and marketing with large educational publishers, led divisions of universities, and served in leadership roles of several start-ups in the education sector. Jeff was the co-founder of Flat World Knowledge, an edtech startup dedicated to using technology and innovative business models to lower costs, increase access and personalize learning worldwide.

“As we look to the future, we recognize there are multiple challenges facing the Higher Education market. Jeff’s entrepreneurial background and vast higher ed experience uniquely position him to navigate these challenges and lead our Higher Education business unit with tenacity, creativity and innovation” said Chad Bonney, CEO of XanEdu, a Scholarus Learning Company.

Jeff holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management and an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua Business School.


XanEdu, Inc. is a provider of educational content and curriculum services for K-12 and higher education. XanEdu spreads the knowledge of innovative content ideas by offering custom development and fulfillment services across K-12 and Higher Education. Our experts partner with educators on each unique project to build and deliver engaging print and digital custom solutions and courseware content that addresses curriculum gaps and key initiatives for K-12 and Higher Education leaders while maintaining our commitment to affordability and accessibility for all learners.  XanEdu is part of the Scholarus Learning portfolio of companies headquartered in Livonia, MI. Please visit www.xanedu.com to learn more.


Scholarus Learning is a portfolio of companies serving the K-12 and higher education markets. Scholarus offers educators an industry-leading range of products and services in key areas of instructional systems design and school improvement consulting, surveys and diagnostics, content customization, and publishing and distribution. The Scholarus Learning portfolio includes XanEdu, Education Elements, Tripod and PLC Associates. Together, Scholarus companies serve more than 1,700 schools in over 350 districts along with thousands of colleges and universities in all 50 states. Our products and services impact more than 4 million students each year. For more information, please visit www.scholarus.com.