Deltak Names Robert Schnieders Chief Learning Officer

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Schnieders to Join Innovative Education Services Company to Help Continue to Improve the Online Interactive Student Experience

Deltak edu, Inc., an industry leader and innovator in higher education and distance learning, has named Robert Schnieders as their Chief Learning Officer. Schnieders will be responsible for helping Deltak continue to improve the online student learning experience for the students enrolled in their partner institutions.

Robert comes to Deltak from the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute where he was the Director of National Engagement. During his time there, he led projects such as 6to16, a new college readiness innovation that combines the power of social networking and e-learning. He also led the national expansion of STEP, a PreK-3 literacy assessment.

From September 1999-September 2005, Robert was Founder, President and CEO of AHA! Interactive, Inc., a web-based, K-12 human capital management solutions provider.        

“Adding Robert to the team at this time is very important. As online education continues to grow, students will increasingly differentiate between institutions and programs based on the quality of the online learning experience,” said Craig Pines, President and CEO of Deltak. “His experience in the area of learning outcomes as well as his background in developing rich online learning environments will result in a better overall experience for students and our partner faculty.”

Deltak has been providing services to its higher education partners for over twelve years. Partners benefit from Deltak’s expertise in online degree market evaluation, operational management, marketing, student recruitment, student retention services, and online course development. Through collaborative partnerships Deltak has helped a number of colleges and universities to expand the reach of their doctoral, masters and bachelor degree programs, bringing the unique mission of each partner institution to new audiences and increasing both student population and revenue.

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About Deltak edu, Inc.
Deltak collaborates with its partners to develop innovative solutions that extend their educational offerings and alumni services beyond the traditional campus and strategically maximize enrollment and revenue. Deltak provides a comprehensive spectrum of services to its partners which include: collaboration with faculty in the development of online programs; implementation of integrated admissions processes; industry-leading marketing strategies proven to reach prospective students; personalized student services to positively impact persistence and graduation rates; and alumni services that reinforce the mission of each partner. Together, Deltak and its partners innovate to succeed in an increasingly competitive and dynamic higher education market - in ways consistent with each partner’s mission.

About Rasmussen, Inc.
Rasmussen, Inc. is a post-secondary educational services organization delivering Master’s, Bachelor’s, Associate’s, and Doctoral degree programs through its network of 18 campuses and partnerships with leading universities. Rasmussen serves more than 20,000 students in fifty states and five countries through its two divisions—Rasmussen College and Deltak. The Company is privately held and has more than 1200 employees. For more information on Rasmussen, Inc., please visit our website at Rasmussen has offices in Chicago, Orlando, and the Twin Cities, and campuses in 5 Midwest and Southeast states.

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