Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ: CECO), a provider of postsecondary education programs and services, today announced the appointment of experienced ethics and compliance leader Jeffrey R. Cooper as Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer.
Mr. Cooper joins Career Education from ITT Educational Services, Inc., where he served in a similar capacity, responsible for, among other things, overseeing all compliance programs and enterprise risk management for the company and its educational institutions. He also oversaw internal audit at ITT Educational Services.
“Our institutions and our company will undoubtedly benefit from Jeff’s years of experience in operationalizing rigorous and consistent internal compliance programs,” said Scott W. Steffey, president and CEO of Career Education. “He will heighten an already elevated focus on ensuring that we interact with students and conduct our business with the highest ethical standards. I couldn’t be more pleased that he is now part of our senior leadership team.”
Before his 10 years with ITT Educational Services, Mr. Cooper served for eight years as Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Great American Financial Resources, Inc., a subsidiary of American Financial Group. Mr. Cooper was also a member of the Ethics Officers Association and the Advisory Board for the Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility of Xavier University's Williams College of Business. Before joining the American Financial Group of companies, Mr. Cooper was a management labor and corporate lawyer in both private and corporate practice. He currently serves as a Board Member for the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities.
A graduate of Boston University, he earned a law degree from the University of Miami School of Law.
About Career Education Corporation
The schools and universities that are part of the Career Education Corporation (“CEC”) family offer high-quality education to a diverse student population in a variety of career-oriented disciplines through online, on-ground and hybrid learning program offerings. CEC serves students from campuses throughout the United States offering doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees and diploma and certificate programs.