Fortis Institute Names New Erie Campus President

Erie, Penn. – (Feb. 13, 2013) – Peter C. Correa has been named President of Fortis Institute Erie campus. A driving force in career-based learning for nearly two decades, Correa is charged with providing leadership and direction to ensure Fortis students acquire the industry-current knowledge and skills required to launch successful professional careers.

Correa will draw upon extensive education experience and an understanding of 21st century education needs to supervise all campus academic and operational functions. He most recently served as president of American InterContinental University in Atlanta, and previously was president of Colorado Technical University (CTU) in Kansas City, Mo. Correa also was campus director, dean of instruction, and faculty member at CTU campuses in Denver and Sioux Falls, S.D.

Prior to his education career, Correa served in the U.S. Army for nearly three decades, retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 1996. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, he served as an airborne ranger in defense of the Panama Canal, military assistant to the associate controller of the National Security Agency (NSA), and controller and director of support for the U.S. Army Russian Institute in German, among other assignments.

“Peter is a highly motivated individual of strong character with significant expertise in learning, an impressive work ethic, and exceptional leadership skills,” said Fortis President and CEO Duncan Anderson. “He is extremely qualified to lead the ongoing growth of our Erie campus.”

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Correa was raised in Florida. He earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering and leadership from the U.S. Military Academy and a master’s degree in financial management from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.

About Fortis Institute Erie Campus
Fortis Institute Erie campus (formerly Tri-State Business Institute) is a post-secondary education provider that has achieved significant growth and success by addressing critical needs of area employers. Fortis Institute’s 12-acre campus at 5757 West 26th Street, Erie, PA 16506, offers more than 30 diploma and degree programs in the fields of health care, barbering, business administration, carpentry, commercial driving, computer information, electrical trades, HVAC-R and welding/fabrication technology. Call 814-838-7673 for consumer disclosure information.

About Fortis
A leading post-secondary network of colleges and institutes that engages students in a powerful learning and training experience, Fortis delivers focused individual career education experiences: Your Life. Powered by Learning. The Fortis network offers career-based certificate, diploma and degree-granting programs at more than 40 schools in 15 states. Fortis College and Institute campuses prepare students for careers in healthcare, business and technology and various trades. Fortis also offers online learning platforms for many of its programs. Each Fortis campus is accredited by a nationally recognized body. Program offerings and accreditations vary by campus. Fortis also is affiliated with the Denver School of Nursing, St. Paul’s School of Nursing and All State Career School. For consumer information, visit to learn more about Fortis educational opportunities.


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