- Bachelor's Degree: Clarion University
- Master's Degree: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
John Kula grew up in rural Clearfield County and participated in the Upward Bound program at Penn State University. After completing his bachelor’s degree at Clarion University and his master’s degree at IUP, he was hired as an Upward Bound counselor at Clarion and soon became the program’s director. After nine years in that role, he relocated to Penn State to direct the program in which he participated as a high school student. Hoping to complete his doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh, he accepted a position as director of a newly-funded Upward Bound program in Steubenville, Ohio, before being offered the opportunity to join the Cal U staff. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, reading, and watching movies.
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