BEIJING, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- ChinaEdu Corporation (NASDAQ: CEDU) ("ChinaEdu" or the "Company"), a leading online education services provider in China, today announced the appointment of Mr. Brian Stocks as deputy general manager of international programs. Effective immediately, Stocks will oversee the development of internationally-focused products and services, and manage the Company's centers for academic and curriculum development, student services and overseas resources.
"Brian is a valuable addition to ChinaEdu's senior management team," said Julia Huang, ChinaEdu's chairman and chief executive officer. She continued, "Decades of experience in international education have prepared Brian to make immediate contributions at ChinaEdu. With his deep knowledge of Chinese family views on education and a passion for seeing students achieve their best performance, Brian will launch and manage programs that are tailored to meet the demands of parents and students wishing to study abroad to improve quality of life, employment opportunities and future income. We are thrilled to welcome Brian to our team and are confident that he will see continued success at ChinaEdu."
Stocks joins ChinaEdu from Wall Street English China where he held the role of senior center director. In this role, Stocks was responsible for operational management, marketing, and staff training. Upon arrival at Wall Street English, Stocks was placed in the two worst performing centers in China and, through dynamic leadership, brought both centers into the top ten performing centers for Wall Street English in China. Prior to this, Stocks spent nearly 20 years working in education in both Mainland China and Taiwan, where he owned and operated five language training facilities. Stocks earned a bachelor degree in pharmaceutical science from Idaho State University. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and has received several advanced studies certificates in the field of education.
Mr. Stocks is based in ChinaEdu's Beijing office and reports to Alex Wu, general manager of international programs.
ChinaEdu Corporation is an educational services provider in China, incorporated as an exempted limited liability company in the Cayman Islands. Established in 1999, the Company's primary business is to provide comprehensive services to the online degree programs of leading Chinese universities. These services include academic program development, technology services, enrollment marketing, student support services and finance operations. The Company's other lines of businesses include the operation of private primary and secondary schools, online interactive tutoring services and providing marketing, support for international curriculum programs and online learning community for adult students.
The Company believes it is the largest service provider to online degree programs in China in terms of the number of higher education institutions that are served and the number of student enrollments supported. The Company currently has 17 long-term contracts that generally vary from 10 to 50 years in length. ChinaEdu also performs recruiting services for 21 universities through our nationwide learning center network.
SOURCE ChinaEdu Corporation