July 18, 2012
John Gans, National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) executive director, was named a White House Champion of Change for his commitment to youth, wilderness and leadership. One of 11 selected from more than 1,500 nominees, Gans is being recognized on the White House blog and has received an invitation to the White House.
Gans has been executive director of NOLS for 16 years. During his tenure, he has championed a leadership curriculum, created NOLS Professional Training and overseen the growth of the financial aid program by more than 300 percent.County 10 (Wyo.) story