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Kaplan University Names Craig Collins to Lead Corporate Development

Sep. 24, 2014

DAVENPORT, IA – September 24, 2014 –  Kaplan University today announced the hiring of Craig Collins as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Services.

In this role, Mr. Collins will lead strategic relationships for the University focusing specifically on partnership development. He will report to Dr. Wade Dyke, Kaplan University President.

“Craig’s impressive track record in business development makes him an ideal fit for Kaplan University,” said Dr. Dyke. “His leadership will help us to break the mold of what is considered the standard academic partnership.”

He joins Kaplan University with more than 23 years of innovative senior leadership experience in the communications and technology industry including Time Warner Cable, XO Communications, Bell Atlantic, and AT&T. Most recently he was president of business services for Time Warner Cable’s Western Region group.

Mr. Collins earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University.

“Kaplan University is continually at the forefront of higher education innovation, student and employer outcomes,” said Collins. “The opportunity to guide the University into new relationships is exciting and rewarding.”

He will be based in Chicago.

About Kaplan University

Kaplan University offers a different school of thought for higher education. It strives to help adult students unlock their talent by providing a practical, student-centered education that prepares them for careers in some of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (www.ncahlc.org) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Kaplan University serves approximately 44,500 online and campus-based students. The University has 13 campuses in Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, Maryland, Maine, and Wisconsin, and Kaplan University Learning Centers in Maryland and Missouri.

Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education LLC and Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan’s higher education institutions serves approximately 61,000 students online and through 56 campus-based schools across the United States and offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from certificates and diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including a juris doctor degree. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids in grades K-12. Kaplan, Inc. is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company and its largest division. For more information, visit www.kaplanuniversity.edu.

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