Lysa Hlavinka Clemens Joins Career Education as Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

  Lysa Hlavinka Clemens Joins Career Education as Senior Vice President of
  Strategic Initiatives

Business Wire

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- June 13, 2013

Career Education Corporation (CEC) (NASDAQ: CECO), a global provider of
postsecondary education programs and services, today announced that Lysa
Hlavinka Clemens has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Strategic

A 20-year veteran of private sector higher education, Clemens began her career
with the University of Phoenix, serving as the company’s first marketing
employee. In 11 years there, she managed both marketing and campus
administration functions, developed the first corporate marketing department
and introduced its first national brand and advertising strategy. She also
established the university’s first inbound call center for interested

Clemens joined Strayer as Vice President of Marketing in 2001 and repositioned
the institution’s brand for national expansion. She later advanced to Senior
Vice President of Administration and ultimately Chief Administrative Officer.
In that role, she oversaw Strayer’s campus expansion into 15 states and the
market introduction of Strayer’s online programs. She later led marketing and
served as Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer.

“During my tenure at Strayer Education, we took a network of small schools
around Washington, D.C., and transformed it into a respected nationwide system
of campuses with a leading online education platform,” said Scott W. Steffey,
president and chief executive officer of Career Education. “A key member of
that Strayer team was Lysa Hlavinka Clemens. I couldn’t be more pleased that
she will now join Career Education at this critical juncture to lead our
organizational re-engineering and our inquiry response center, while taking on
other special projects.”

Most recently, Clemens served as Chief Operating Officer of Synergis
Education, which provides marketing, enrollment, accounting, and retention
services to small private colleges and universities. She earned her bachelor’s
degree in Advertising from Arizona State University and her MBA from
University of Phoenix.

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.


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