Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ: CECO), a global provider of postsecondary education programs and services, today announced the appointment of three experienced education professionals to key positions.
Jim McCoy joins as Vice President of Operations – Career Schools, overseeing all aspects of Career Education’s Design & Technology and Health campuses. McCoy worked for nearly 20 years at Strayer University, serving most recently as Senior Vice President of Operations, effectively running an organization with dozens of campuses serving thousands of students across multiple states. His experience includes centralization of Strayer’s business office operations while improving operational and academic performance, enrollment growth, student satisfaction, policy compliance and financial performance. He is tasked with achieving performance efficiency and quality gains that help deliver excellent education to students.
Ann Berger joins American InterContinental University as Vice President of Educational Alliances, focused on, among other things, building national accounts with companies looking for educational partnerships to offer their employees. Berger worked for Strayer University for nearly nine years, during which time she built alliances with companies, government and other education institutions to attract more students. She grew national accounts and signed articulation agreements with more than 150 two-year community colleges, leading to enrollment growth from transfer students. Most recently she was Vice President of Business Development for Educate Online in Baltimore, Md.
Dr. Jim Chitwood joins Career Education as Vice President of Enrollment Management, overseeing admissions operations for Career Schools, including Design & Technology, Health and Culinary campuses. Chitwood will oversee the entire student enrollment lifecycle, from taking new applications and starting new students, to retaining students through to graduation by reducing attrition. Chitwood’s experience includes serving as president of Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa, as a campus president for Argosy University, overseeing various state operations for the University of Phoenix and as a Vice President at a third-party service provider of marketing, admissions, finance and operations services to traditional higher education institutions.
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