CHICAGO, Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Everspring Inc., an industry-leading online program management (OPM) provider, today announced that Dr. Mark Kamlet, university professor of economics and public policy; provost emeritus of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), has joined the Everspring board of directors.
"It is an honor to welcome Mark Kamlet to our board. He is a leading expert in economics and public policy, who has dedicated his life to higher education," explained Everspring CEO Jeff Conlon. "Everspring has significantly grown the number of university partners and degree programs we support. As increasing pressure is placed on universities to improve access and lower costs, the demand for our offering becomes even greater. Adding such a well-respected, successful and established academic leader to our board at this critical time is an important step as we continue to innovate and refine our best-in-class technology and services in the rapidly changing higher education landscape both here and abroad," Conlon continued.
Dr. Mark Kamlet, provost emeritus, is a professor of economics and public policy, with joint appointments in CMU's H. John Heinz III College and in the Department of Social and Decision Sciences (SDS) in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
As provost, Kamlet was responsible for the academic integrity of all educational programs offered by CMU, both campus-based and online, and oversaw development of CMU's global campuses. While provost, Dr. Kamlet directed the creation of a number of education technology companies from Carnegie Mellon's intellectual property. Dr. Kamlet earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics from Stanford University, and master's degrees in economics and statistics, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley. He currently sits on the boards of Highmark, a large health insurance and hospital system, and Panopto, a lecture capture company.
"I've been very impressed by the management team at Everspring and the superior service they have built for higher education," said Dr. Kamlet. "The growth in online offerings is a natural evolution, which will only accelerate. Everspring, with their numerous high caliber partners and degree programs, is incredibly well situated to serve this growing market. It's a very exciting place to be. I look forward to working with Jeff and his team," he added.
Since 2012, Everspring has delivered a new standard of excellence in online education. As an industry-leading online program management (OPM) provider, the company provides full-service, customized online education solutions to help universities take their curriculum online. Everspring's university partners include top-ranked universities such as University of Kansas, The College of William and Mary, Kent State University, George Washington University, University of California San Francisco, Tulane University Law School, University of Tulsa College of Law and California State University—Monterey Bay. Everspring's innovative technology powers the digital campus that delivers a best-in-class online learning experience for its university partners to help them stay at the forefront of higher education. For more information, visit http://www.everspringpartners.com.
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