National American University Holdings, Inc. (the “ Company”) (NASDAQ: NAUH), which through its wholly owned subsidiary operates National American University (“ NAU”), a regionally accredited, proprietary, multi-campus institution of higher learning, today announced that Jeffrey B. Berzina has joined its Board of Directors as an independent director, effective September 10, 2012.
Mr. Berzina currently serves as Vice President – Corporate Controller of Black Hills Corporation, a diversified energy company publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Berzina has also held various other positions at Black Hills Corporation, including Vice President – Finance from November 2008 to May 2009, Assistant Corporate Controller from May 2004 to November 2008, and Director of Financial Reporting/Manager of Financial Reporting from July 2000 to May 2004. Mr. Berzina served as the chair of the Investment Committee and served on the Finance Committee of the Rapid City Catholic Schools from July 2009 to July 2012. Mr. Berzina is a University of South Dakota graduate and has practiced as a Certified Public Accountant.
Ronald L. Shape, Ed.D., Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated, “We are pleased to welcome Jeffrey to the Company’s Board of Directors. Jeffrey has extensive experience overseeing the finance function of a publicly- traded company and is familiar with SEC rules and regulations. We believe Jeffrey’s experience and expertise will prove valuable to our company. We are also pleased to have another director from the Rapid City business community.”
Mr. Berzina replaces Dr. R. John Reynolds who recently announced his retirement from the Company’s Board of Directors. The Board of Directors remains at seven members.About National American University Holdings, Inc. National American University Holdings, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, operates National American University (“NAU”), a regionally accredited, proprietary, multi-campus institution of higher learning offering associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs in health care and business-related disciplines. Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, NAU has been providing technical and professional career education since 1941. NAU opened its first campus in Rapid City, South Dakota, and has since grown to multiple locations throughout the central United States. In 1998, NAU began offering online courses. Today, NAU offers degree programs in traditional, online, and hybrid formats, which provide students increased flexibility to take courses at times and places convenient to their busy lifestyles.