Philip Hoffman

DALLAS, October 17, 2017 – Academic Partnerships (AP) announced today the appointment of Philip Hoffman to its Board of Directors. Hoffman brings to AP almost 30 years of experience in the higher education industry.

He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Penguin Random House, the world's largest trade book publisher and has served on its Board of Directors since the company's inception. Over the past three decades in higher education, Hoffman has held numerous leadership positions including Chairman and CEO of the Learning Network; President, Pearson Inc., Chief Financial and Chief Administrative Officer of the Penguin Group; and Chief Financial Officer, Pearson Inc.

"I am delighted to join the Board of Directors of Academic Partnerships, a company with an unmatched track record for helping public universities expand access to their high-quality and affordable degree programs through online learning," said Hoffman.

Randy Best, Chairman of the Board of Academic Partnerships commented, "Phil's deep experience and leadership in our sector will be invaluable to AP during this period of rapid expansion. I am looking forward to our collaboration."

In addition to serving on the boards of Academic Partnerships and Penguin Random House, Phil currently sits on the boards of GED Testing Service and Ilumno Holdings, Ltd. His prior board appointments include The Economist Group, Interactive Data Corporation and MarketWatch.

About Academic Partnerships

Academic Partnerships is a leading online service provider for higher education globally. 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 public and private not-for-profit universities in the United States and top international institutions, Academic Partnerships is guided by the principle that the opportunities presented through technology-aided learning make higher education more accessible and achievable.