Former Stanford Admissions Officer Robert Patterson Joins Chegg to Accelerate the Transformation in College

Jun 14, 2012, 08:30 ET from Chegg

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chegg, the academic hub, today announced the appointment of Robert Patterson as director of college outreach.  In his new position, Patterson will work with colleges and universities to better connect students with the right-fit schools. Through these partnerships, Patterson will introduce affordable recruiting services to admissions professionals, while streamlining the discovery and application process for high school students.

"Technology can actually humanize the admissions process, enabling personal connections between students and admissions counselors, at a fraction of the cost of traditional marketing methods," said Dan Rosensweig, president and CEO of Chegg. "Patterson's extensive experience will prove invaluable to further Chegg's mission of connecting students to educators, educational content and services."

"Chegg is a company that I truly believe makes a difference in students' lives," said Robert Patterson, director of college outreach at Chegg. "I have used the tools offered by Chegg through Zinch in my previous positions and have experienced first-hand the value it provides to students and universities."   

Prior to joining Chegg, Patterson spent fourteen years in admissions, serving as the associate dean and director of admissions at Stanford University, deputy director of undergraduate admissions at University of California, Berkeley, associate director of undergraduate admissions at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and several roles at the University of Pittsburgh.

About Chegg: 
Chegg, the academic hub, is transforming the way millions of students learn by connecting them to the people and tools needed to succeed in college through homework help, course selection, eTextbook and textbook options as well as school and scholarship connections.  Students nationwide use Chegg 365 days a year to make learning easier, more accessible and more productive. As a part of the company's philanthropic efforts, Chegg is dedicated to its Chegg For Good program, which empowers students to be a catalyst for change on their campus, in their communities and around the world. Since its founding in 2007, Chegg's growth has made it one of Silicon Valley's most successful start-ups. From starting as a textbook rental company to evolving into an academic hub, Chegg is enhancing education for millions of students by saving them time, saving them money and helping them get smarter.  For more information, visit