|By Business Wire||
|January 30, 2014 07:32 AM EST||
Colloquy, a leading partner for the development of online-education programs for higher education, today announces a new team of consultants in North America. The consultants include five experienced representatives from across the education services industry. Under the leadership of Tim Gilbert, president of Colloquy, the team will drive Colloquy’s efforts to help institutions formulate and execute their online strategies.
“The knowledge and experience of our consultants will expand Colloquy’s ability to serve a wider range of institutions across the country,” said Tim Gilbert. “Institutional leaders aiming to launch or revitalizing their online degree strategies, marketing and curriculum design can leverage this new team.”
Collectively, the group brings 60 years of combined experience in education and the businesses that serve education. The team will consult with and help institutions identify opportunities to develop partnerships that will leverage Colloquy’s services to achieve online success.
The members of Colloquy’s national consultants team include:
Mr. Bradfield is a 25-year veteran of the higher education market. He was founder and CEO of Perceptis, Inc., the leading independent provider of customer support services to higher education until his retirement in 2013. Prior to Perceptis, Mr. Bradfield was CEO of Advantage Communications, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in Information Technology strategy. He was founder of ControlGen, a pioneer in the machine-to-machine wireless communication market, and holds patents in two-way communications. Mr. Bradfield’s career includes 21 years at AT&T as an accountant, technologist, and business unit leader.
Ross Craycraft, Southeast Region
Mr. Craycraft has seven years of experience, consulting in higher education and helping find solutions for education initiatives leveraging learning management systems and other technology. Mr. Craycraft comes to Colloquy from Pearson Education, where he built strong relationships with deans, administrators and faculty to support their use of technology and published content to enhance classroom engagement and learning outcomes.
B.A. in Business Management, Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky.
M. Ed. Technology, College of Education, Boise State University.
Rashad Daoudi, Southwest Region
Prior to Colloquy, Mr. Daoudi worked for 10 years as a higher education consultant to universities in the area of classroom technology, textbook, digital and other publishing solutions. Mr. Daoudi has served hundreds of professors to digitally enhance classroom and online courses, while customizing textbooks to meet specific curriculum needs. Mr. Daoudi comes to Colloquy from Wiley Publishing.
B.S. in Communication Systems Management, J.W. McClure School of Information and Telecommunication Systems, Ohio University.
MBA, 2015, College of Business, Kaplan University.
Hope Hoffman, Northeast Region
Ms. Hoffman has more than 18 years of experience in business development management in higher education. Her experience spans online program development, learning management systems, print products, and services to enhance admissions and student retention. Ms. Hoffman has worked with partners to prepare institutions and their faculty to launch online degree programs, drive positive student outcomes, and ensure high student persistence and completion rates. Ms. Hoffman comes to Colloquy from Academic Partnerships.
B.A. in Psychology, University of South Carolina-Columbia.
Dan LaFountain, Mid-Atlantic Region
Mr. LaFountain has been in education for 20 years and brings a broad range of experiences from pre-K through post secondary. He spent a number of years with LEGO Education in a variety of roles, ranging from marketing to product and curriculum development. Mr. LaFountain has served school districts helping to guide implementation of STEM solutions as well as partnering with universities on their content development. He previously worked for Teaching Strategies and Knowledge Universe (CCLC), a provider of early childhood curriculum solutions.
B.S. in Business, Boston University.
M.Ed. in Elementary Education, Boston University. Mr. LaFountain is a member of the initial cadre of students in Pepperdine University's Master of Arts in Educational Technology program.
Darren Wacker, Midwest & Northwestern Regions
Mr. Wacker’s career spans 15 years in higher education, ranging from marketing and enrollment strategy, to technology solutions and consulting. Mr. Wacker comes to Colloquy from Hobsons, innovators in marketing and CRM for Higher Education. He has served hundreds of institutions both nationally and internationally.
B.A. in Journalism, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Colloquy is a leading provider of online-education strategy, consulting, and delivery to higher education. Colloquy’s solutions are designed to help institutional leaders execute upon their vision for online delivery of degrees. Colloquy offers the full range of resources and knowledge necessary to plan, execute, launch, and manage a total online experience both domestically and internationally.
Using its proprietary Colloquy 360° Methodology, Colloquy applies a best practices approach to market research, marketing and recruiting, curriculum design and development, learning management systems, and student success services.
Visit Colloquy at www.colloquy360.com
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