Jane Passantino

DALLAS, July 31, 2018 — Academic Partnerships (AP) today announced the appointment of Jane Passantino to the role of Vice President of Marketing for its healthcare vertical. In this role, Jane will lead integrated marketing and student recruitment efforts for a spectrum of undergraduate and graduate online healthcare degree programs for AP partner universities.

"We are delighted to welcome Jane aboard and look forward to seeing her in action. Her knowledge of higher education marketing combined with deep experience in multi-channel consumer outreach will add great value to our team and help further accelerate our growth across our healthcare portfolio," said Steve Riehs, President of AP's Healthcare Division.

Jane joins AP from Laureate Education where she most recently led marketing for the Walden University School of Nursing. Prior to Laureate, Jane held executive marketing roles in wireless and business communications industries, championing successful product development and marketing launches for brands such as AT&T and T-Mobile USA. Jane has also served as Chief Marketing Officer for W.L. Gore and Associates North American Gore-Tex business.

"I have followed the success of Academic Partnerships in growing online enrollments for its partner institutions and am very excited to have joined this talented team that is incredibly passionate about expanding access to affordable higher education," shared Passantino. "I am looking forward to making immediate contributions to our partner universities in differentiating their programs in a highly competitive online marketplace."

Jane earned a B.S. in Communications from Syracuse University and is passionate about clarity of communication and connection for all, serving on the Volunteer Board of the Hearing and Speech Agency (HASA) in Maryland.

About Academic Partnerships

Academic Partnerships is a leading online service provider for higher education. The company assists universities in converting their on-campus degree programs into an online format, recruits qualified students for those programs, and supports enrolled students through graduation. Serving primarily public, not-for-profit universities, Academic Partnerships is guided by the principle that the opportunities presented through technology-aided learning make higher education more accessible and affordable. The company was founded by a group of social entrepreneurs who have spent nearly 20 years developing innovative learning solutions to improve education.

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