HERNDON, Va. — Jan. 4, 2012 — Strayer Education, Inc. today announced that Brian W. Jones, the former general counsel of the U.S. Department of Education, has joined Strayer University as general counsel. Jones will also serve as deputy general counsel for Strayer Education, Inc., the University's holding company.
Jones comes to Strayer following a long and distinguished career in education. He currently serves as chairman of the District of Columbia Public Charter School Board (PCSB), which oversees 53 charter schools that educate approximately 40 percent of Washington, D.C.'s public school students. Prior to joining Strayer, Jones was co-founder and president of Latimer Education, Inc., a venture-backed company that partners with historically black colleges to provide African American students with online educational opportunities.
Prior to his tenure with Latimer, Jones served as senior counsel in the postsecondary education practice group at the law firm of Dow Lohnes PLLC. From 2001 to 2005, Jones served as general counsel for the U.S. Department of Education, the fourth-ranking officer of the Department and the principal legal advisor to the Secretary of Education. He was appointed to this position by President George W. Bush and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate.
"We are delighted to have Brian Jones on the Strayer team," said Robert S. Silberman, Chairman and CEO of Strayer Education, Inc. "His extensive and proven experience in the education sector will serve as an asset to our leadership and management teams. We look forward to his many contributions."
Jones earned his bachelor of science degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from Georgetown University and his juris doctor degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law.
About Strayer University
Strayer University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and has been in operation since 1892. The University offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration, accounting, information technology, human resource management, education, health services administration, public administration and criminal justice to working adult students at 92 campuses in 22 states and Washington, D.C., as well as worldwide via the Internet. Strayer University also offers an executive MBA online through its Jack Welch Management Institute. For more information, visit www.strayer.edu or call 1-888-4-STRAYER (888-478-7293).
About Strayer Education, Inc.
Strayer Education, Inc. is an education services holding company that owns Strayer University and certain other assets. Strayer's mission is to make higher education achievable for working adults in today's economy. For more information on Strayer Education, Inc. visit www.strayereducation.com.