Marwan Alamat is a key addition to our team. His broad technological expertise will help us build and scale our systems, allowing us to serve more students and create an ecosystem of successful learners across the country.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2011
Altius Education, Inc., a San Francisco-based provider of online higher education, announces the appointment of educational technology veteran Marwan Alamat as vice president, information technology.
Alamat will be in charge of evolving the Altius technology portfolio through the creation of innovative online learning platforms designed to produce quality student experiences for Ivy Bridge College and Mt Lyon Institute, Altius’ two national online degree programs.
“Marwan Alamat is a key addition to our team,” said Altius Education CEO Paul Freedman. “His broad technological expertise will help us build and scale our systems, allowing us to serve more students and create an ecosystem of successful learners across the country. We look forward to leveraging his experience to drive even higher graduation and retention rates across our organization.”
A higher education veteran, Alamat steps into his new role at Altius with more than 10 years of experience in educational technology. Prior to joining Altius, he was a vice president with Career Education Corporation, where he led the marketing and admissions IT vertical for all of the company’s U.S.-based schools. Alamat and his teams built industry-recognized products and helped create the online capabilities responsible for growing the company’s student population from 12 to more than 36,000.
“I am thrilled to bring to Altius my passion for technology and my desire to make higher education more accessible to all who need it,” said Alamat. “This is an exciting time of growth for the company and I hope to use my skills to create an effective IT organization, allowing us to build on the student success stories at Ivy Bridge College and Mt Lyon Institute.”
Alamat earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, and his master’s degree in business administration from Tennessee Tech University.
Ivy Bridge College offers an online associate degree program with seamless admittance for graduates into bachelor degree programs at more than 90 accredited, four-year institutions across the U.S. Mt Lyon Institute grants bachelor’s and master’s degrees focused on the growing field of geriatric care.
About Altius Education
Altius Education, Inc., partners with traditional universities to create an ecosystem designed to expand access to traditional higher education. The heart of Altius' portfolio is Ivy Bridge College, a joint venture with Tiffin University, offering online associate's degree programs with direct access to nearly 100 accredited, 4-year institutions. Headquartered in San Francisco, Altius has also partnered with a network of regional universities to create co-branded, 4-year programs. Find out more.