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Company Overview of The University of Phoenix, Inc.

Company Overview

The University of Phoenix, Inc. is an educational institution that offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. The institution provides courses in business, criminal justice, education, health care, human services, information technology, management, and nursing. It was founded in 1976 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona. The University of Phoenix, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group, Inc.

3157 East Elwood Street

Phoenix, AZ 85034

United States

Founded in 1976

6,996 Employees



Key Executives for The University of Phoenix, Inc.

President and Director
Age: 66
Senior Vice President and Director
Age: 56
Senior Vice President of Integrated Academic Strategies and Development and Head of Academic Programming
Age: 65
Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost
Senior Vice President of Academic Research
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

The University of Phoenix, Inc. Key Developments

University of Phoenix Appoints Shavonnah Tièra Collins as Managing Director of RedFlint Experience Center; to Open RedFlint Experience Center in Downtown Las Vegas in October 2016

University of Phoenix has appointed Shavonnah Tièra Collins Managing Director of its RedFlint experience center, which is expected to open in downtown Las Vegas in October 2016. Collins, an educator and entrepreneur who is highly engaged in the Las Vegas business community, will lead efforts to build engagement and spur innovation within the Las Vegas business, education and government communities. The RedFlint experience center will provide visitors with an experiential, hands-on learning environment to help them innovate in their companies and in their own careers. The RedFlint experience center will also host Iron Yard Ventures, which provides selected startup businesses access to one of the premier business accelerators. Prior to joining RedFlint, Collins was an instructor at University of Nevada Las Vegas, where she continues to be an adjunct instructor. She also served as Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce foundation director of Entrepreneurship & Vegas Young Professionals.

Apollo Education May Review Alternatives For University of Phoenix

Apollo Education Group, Inc. (NasdaqGS:APOL) may review various strategic alternatives including a sale of the The University of Phoenix, Inc. in case its shareholders vote against the proposed takeover by a consortium of investors.

University of Phoenix to Lay Off Nearly 500 Employees Across All Markets

University of Phoenix is laying off another round of employees - this time about 470 positions are being eliminated across all markets - as part of its five-year transition plan. Significant workforce reduction came after careful deliberation and analysis with a focus on streamlined workflow serving fewer students than in years past, improved use of technology and ultimately an approach that ensures UOP students have the transformative experience that leads to higher retention and improved learning outcomes. The layoffs represent nearly 8% of UOP's workforce of 6,000 employees.

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