Apollo Group Announces New Chief Operating Officer
PHOENIX -- October 30, 2013
Apollo Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: APOL) today announced that J. Mitchell Bowling has
been appointed to serve as the company’s new chief operating officer,
effective December 2, 2013.Mr. Bowling will report directly to Apollo Group
Chief Executive Officer Greg Cappelli.
“After a long and comprehensive search, I’m very pleased to welcome Mitch to
the Apollo family,” commented Mr. Cappelli. “Mitch is a seasoned executive
with an extensive background driving positive results. He will be an important
part of our senior executive team, helping us execute on our strategic plan to
differentiate University of Phoenix, diversify Apollo Group and drive
operational excellence throughout our organization.”
Mr. Bowling has held senior leadership roles at industry-leading companies,
including Comcast Corporation and The Hertz Corporation. He most recently
served as senior vice president and general manager, new businesses, at
Comcast, where he led the company’s entry into the emerging home security and
home automation space. Prior to that role, Mr. Bowling served as senior vice
president and general manager of online services where, during his tenure,
Comcast grew to become the largest residential Internet service provider in
“I am passionate about making education accessible to people who want to
improve their skills and thrive in the global economy,” said Mr.
Bowling.“Apollo is an international leader in the field, and I am eager to
help advance the company’s goals and help meet the nation’s need for more
highly educated and skilled workers.”
Mr. Cappelli also thanked Curt Uehlein, president of Apollo Global, for
stepping into the chief operating officer role on an interim basis this past
summer and fall, adding, “Curt is tremendously talented, and his hard work
helped solidify our strategic objectives and operationalize our new
goal-setting process and budget process for fiscal 2014. We are fortunate to
have someone of his caliber on our team and excited that he will continue his
important role as president of Apollo Global, where he will focus on expanding
our international capabilities and growth.”
About Apollo Group, Inc.
Apollo Group, Inc. is one of the world’s largest private education providers
and has been in the education business since 1973. Through its subsidiaries:
University of Phoenix, Apollo Global, Institute for Professional Development
and College for Financial Planning, Apollo Group, Inc. offers innovative and
distinctive educational programs and services, online and on-campus, at the
undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels. These educational programs and
services are offered throughout the United States and in Latin America and
Europe, as well as online throughout the world.
For more information about Apollo Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries, call (800)
990-APOL or visit the Company’s website at www.apollo.edu.
Apollo Group, Inc.
Investor Relations Contacts:
Beth Coronelli, 312-660-2059
Erin Kelly, 602-557-3830
Media Relations Hotline, 602-254-0086
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