CCA announces plans for future leadership

Washington, D.C. – October 18, 2006 – The Board of Directors of the Career College Association announced today that they will be seeking a new president for the organization. The current president, Nick Glakas, will remain with the association until December 31, 2006.

“In every association’s life cycle, there comes a time to establish a plan for succession. With a new Congress beginning in January to again address reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, this is an excellent time for a change,” said Glakas.

“Nick has led CCA through a period of unprecedented growth in membership and financial performance,” said Jim Tolbert, chairman of CCA’s board. “As with most organizations, different leadership is necessary for different phases of growth. The board thought that the impending congressional elections provided an effective opportunity to install new leadership to work with the new Congress.”

Under Glakas’ leadership, CCA doubled its membership, started four additional scholarship programs, established a compliance and ethics program, had record-setting convention attendance and substantially increased its financial reserves. Although reauthorization was not completed, the bills that passed the House and Senate committees included several of CCA’s key legislative priorities. Tolbert went on to say that the board is committed to serving the members in the best manner possible and will continue to advocate effectively for the role our colleges play in society.

A search committee seeking a new president will be chaired by board member Bill Clohan, chairman of U.S. Education Corporation.

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