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Career Education Appoints Dr. Deborah Snyder Chief Academic Officer for Career Schools

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 30, 2012-- Career Education Corporation (CEC) (NASDAQ: CECO), a global provider of postsecondary education programs and services, today announced that Dr. Deborah A. Snyder has joined the organization as Chief Academic Officer for the Career Schools Group.

Most recently Senior Vice President of Academic Programs for Strayer University, Snyder will oversee the development of new academic programs and the enhanced quality of existing programs for the health, culinary, design and technology programs for the 75 Career Schools campuses. The group includes, among others, Le Cordon Bleu, Sanford-Brown Colleges and Institutes, the International Academy of Design and Technology, Briarcliffe College, Brown College and Harrington College of Design.

Snyder has a long history of higher education experience and was a pioneer in the adoption of online platforms in higher education. She previously held academic positions at Capella University, University of Michigan at Flint, Michigan Virtual University and Walsh College.

“The addition of Dr. Snyder to our team brings a great level of experience and expertise to work with our academic teams nationwide as they continue to enhance and hone our program offerings to ensure our students receive high quality programs and our graduates are best prepared to meet the needs of employers today,” said Dan Hurdle, Senior Vice President, Chief Career Schools Officer. “Her experience in program design and curriculum development, as well as her management experience, will serve us well.”

Snyder holds a PhD in Communications, a Master’s in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s in Psychology, all from Wayne State University in Detroit.

About Career Education Corporation

The colleges, schools and universities that are part of the Career Education Corporation (“CEC”) family offer high-quality education to a diverse student population of more than 75,000 students across the world in a variety of career-oriented disciplines through online, on-ground and hybrid learning program offerings. The more than 90 campuses that serve these students are located throughout the United States and in France, the United Kingdom and Monaco, and offer doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees and diploma and certificate programs.

CEC is an industry leader whose institutions are recognized globally. Those institutions include, among others, American InterContinental University (“AIU”); Brooks Institute; Colorado Technical University (“CTU”); Harrington College of Design; INSEEC Group (“INSEEC”) Schools; International University of Monaco (“IUM”); International Academy of Design & Technology (“IADT”); Le Cordon Bleu North America (“LCB”); and Sanford-Brown Institutes and Colleges. Through its schools, CEC is committed to providing high-quality education, enabling students to graduate and pursue rewarding career opportunities.

For more information, see CEC’s website at The website includes a detailed listing of individual campus locations and web links to CEC’s colleges, schools, and universities.

Source: Career Education Corporation

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