ATI Schools & Colleges Reinforces Commitment to Quality Education With Appointment of Chief Compliance Officer

Dallas, Feb. 10, 2011 — PRNewswire — ATI Schools & Colleges, a leader in helping people achieve better lifestyles through career education, is furthering its commitment to industry-leading compliance at all of its 24 campuses through the appointment of a new chief compliance officer. In this newly created role, Sue Edwards, a veteran in the career college industry, is responsible for ensuring ATI institutions meet the highest standards.

"As legislation continues to evolve and impact compliance and accreditation
standards, ATI aims to stay ahead of public policy and exceed industry
expectations," said Carli Strength, president and chief executive officer of ATI Schools & Colleges. "Sue brings a wealth of
proven compliance experience to her new role and will be an integral member of
the ATI executive committee as we move forward."

Edwards joined ATI after serving as the vice president of compliance for
Ultimate Medical Academy, a Florida-based health
care training school, where she oversaw external Title IV audits, managed
internal audits and conducted compliance training. Prior to that, Edwards spent
more than 15 years working for Kaplan Higher Education, where she served in a
variety of policy and regulatory oversight roles. Her most recent position was
as vice president of compliance. In this role, Edwards managed a team of
specialists who conducted compliance tests at all campuses to ensure compliance
with various U.S. Department of Education, accreditation, state and campus
policies.

While at Kaplan, Edwards also served as the national director of education,
assisting schools in creating and following policy, conducting audits and
assisting the accreditation department by preparing schools for regulatory
visits. She also served as president and executive director for two campuses
located in El Paso and San Antonio.

As a compliance expert, Edwards has provided professional development
presentations on topics such as compliance basics, high school diploma
credentials, admissions compliance and various Title IV regulatory issues.
Edwards earned an associate degree in applied science and a bachelor’s degree in
occupational education from Wayland Baptist
University
, and a master’s degree in education administration from the
College of Santa Fe.

"As the highest levels of government continue to contemplate legislation like
gainful employment, I am impressed to find that ATI has maintained its focus on
staff and student development," said Edwards. "I believe by maintaining a
company-wide culture of compliance, risk due to regulatory action is
significantly reduced. ATI has done an impressive job of fostering its
compliance standards and I look forward to helping our organization meet its
highest expectations."

About ATI Enterprises
For more than 35 years, ATI Schools & Colleges has been serving students
and communities by training people for tomorrow’s jobs – today. A premier
provider of career training and education, ATI is a top choice for students in
Arizona, Florida,
Oklahoma, New
Mexico
and Texas seeking hands-on training
in high-demand fields such as health care, automotive repair, welding, heating
and air conditioning repair, and business technology. More than 17,000 students
attend one of ATI’s 24 campuses across the group’s five different schools: Arizona Automotive Institute, ATI Career
Training Center
, ATI College of Health, The Dallas Nursing Institute and
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute. For more information please visit:
www.aticareertraining.edu.

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