DALLAS, February 6, 2018 — Academic Partnerships (AP) today announced the appointment of Thomas Guercio to the role of Senior Vice President, Partner Support. In his role, Guercio leads the team that supports AP partner institutions in the launch and ongoing management of high-quality online degree programs.

"I am pleased to announce that Tommy Guercio has joined the senior leadership team at Academic Partnerships. His strong leadership background in the areas of client support, technology solutions and higher education service delivery will benefit our partner universities as we work collaboratively to grow their online programs," said Randy Best, Chairman of Academic Partnerships.

Guercio comes to AP from NTT Data where he served as Vice President, Client Management responsible for sales and delivery for enterprise accounts. Prior to that, Guercio served as Vice President, Professional Services for Ellucian, a leading supplier of software and services for higher education where he directed professional services delivery and lead Ellucian's project management office. Guercio has previously served as Chief Information Officer for HollyFrontier and Holly Energy Partners as well as for Toni & Guy, TIGI Linea. He began his career in management consulting with KPMG. Tommy received a B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana State University.

"I am thrilled to be joining the AP Partner Support team and am enthusiastic about the opportunity to support our university partners in achieving our shared goals of student and institutional success through accessible and affordable online education," mentioned Guercio.

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.