MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Collegis Education, an enrollment growth management and technology services company, today announced the appointment of Vin Riera as its chief executive officer. Riera will assume the new role on Aug. 31. As CEO, he will be responsible for the overall growth and success of the company. Riera will also join the Collegis Education Board of Directors.
"Vin Riera will serve as the first CEO of Collegis Education—marking yet another critical milestone for the company," said James E. Cowie, executive chairman of Collegis Education. "Vin is an experienced executive with proven success increasing shareholder value across multiple industries. We are thrilled to have his expertise and knowledge in education technology and services as Collegis Education continues to find ways to help higher education institutions across the country reach students, grow enrollments and improve student outcomes."
Riera most recently served as president and CEO of Edmentum, a leading provider of online solutions for kindergarten through adult learners. During his eight-year tenure, Riera redefined the company's business model, strategy and product offering, allowing it to enter new markets and experience significant growth. He also successfully guided the company through several acquisitions and ownership changes as well as a financial recapitalization. Prior to Edmentum, Riera served in multiple executive leadership positions at both Gateway, Inc. and Equant, Inc.
"It's an honor and a privilege to lead and oversee a company that's dedicated to helping colleges and universities improve lives through education," Riera said. "The company mission of providing essential services to educational institutions that improve student outcomes is important to me. During my time at Edmentum, I saw firsthand the need for inspired solutions for teaching and learning and how a quality education changes lives of all learners. I look forward to joining the Collegis Education Leadership team and Board of Directors as we work to empower institutions to make a broader impact by providing insights and solutions that help grow enrollments, cut costs and improve student outcomes."
ABOUT COLLEGIS EDUCATION:
Collegis Education is an enrollment growth management and technology services company that offers industry-leading solutions for colleges and universities of every size in every sector. Using a proactive and analytical approach, Collegis Education empowers education institutions to make a broader impact by providing insights that help grow enrollments, improve student outcomes and optimize expenses. With several decades of experience working within the higher education industry, the team at Collegis Education was founded within the walls of a college and expanded to help change more lives through education. Currently, the infrastructures established by Collegis Education support more than 30,000 students nationwide. For more information about Collegis Education, please visit www.CollegisEducation.com.
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