Education Corporation of America Announces New President and Chief Operating Officer Deb Lenart

 Education Corporation of America Announces New President and Chief Operating
                              Officer Deb Lenart

PR Newswire

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 11, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Education Corporation of
America(ECA) is pleased to announce that Deb Lenart has been selected as
President and Chief Operating Officer. Lenart, formerly the Senior Vice
President of Career Education Corporation, assumes her new role with
operations responsibility for Virginia College, Golf Academy of America,
Ecotech Institute and Virginia College Online.

"We are delighted to welcome Ms. Lenart aboard," says ECA's CEO Tom Moore. "At
Career Education Corporation, Lenart led the teams that designed award-winning
systems to increase operational excellence, enrollment, and academic
integrity. Her values strongly mirror our own and we look forward to
implementation of her expertise."

As Senior Vice President, Lenart managed the $1.2B University division of
Career Education Corporation, serving over 66,000 online and ground campus
students in over 30 locations throughout the United States and London. While
there, she led development of an award-winning online adaptive learning system
as well as numerous innovation and technology imperatives driving student

Of her new position Lenart says, "I am excited to join ECA and put my
technology and services experience to work in a dynamic environment that is
committed to growth and excellence. I look forward to building upon ECA's
exceptional passion for student success and in helping this great team develop
innovative strategies for the career education industry."

Lenart comes to ECA with more than 25 years of experience in consumer and
business-to-business services companies including EDS' Global Communications,
Media & Entertainment Group. She also served for six years as a CEO and Board
Member in two premier private equity firms with $2B+ under management. Prior
to her CEO roles in private equity, Lenart was president of Ameritech Custom
Business Services and Ameritech New Media. She has been involved with key
legislative and regulatory policies and has testified as a subject matter
expert before the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate on complex
regulatory issues involving telecommunications and media. Lenart earned a BS
degree in Marketing from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Loyola
University. She has served on the Board of Directors with TeleDanmark in
Copenhagen, Denmark, and Governing Boards of Trustees of Colorado Technical
University and AIU.

For more information about ECA, visit or call (205) 329-7900.

About Education Corporation of America

Birmingham, Ala.-based Education Corporation of America is a leader in the
post-secondary career school market with current enrollment of over 19,000
students. Holdings include Virginia College, founded in 1983, a private
institution of higher education that offers non-degree and associate's,
bachelor's and master's degree programs in the areas of Health and Medical,
Business, Information Technology, Interior Design, Computer Design,
Cosmetology, Culinary Arts and more with locations in 25 different cities in
the following states: Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. Virginia
College also offers classes online via and operates Culinard,
the Culinary Institute of Virginia College. ECA also owns and operates the New
England College of Business and Finance, in Massachusetts, Golf Academy of
America schools in California, Arizona, South Carolina, Texas and Florida as
well as Ecotech Institute in Colorado, which is the first and only college
focused on preparing students for careers in renewable energy and sustainable

ECA schools are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges
and Schools (ACICS) which is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting
agency by the U.S. Department of Education and is recognized by the Council
for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The New England College of Business
and Finance is accredited by The New England Association of Schools and
Colleges (NEASC). For more information, contact Diane Worthington at or (205) 329-7911.

Audrey Pannell
205.503.5955 (office)

SOURCE Education Corporation of America

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