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Everest College Appoints Fitzgerald to Lead New Melrose Park, Ill., Campus

Posted Thursday, Feb 17, 2011 by admin

MELROSE PARK, Ill. – Feb. 17, 2011 – Deann Fitzgerald of Lake Barrington, Ill., has been appointed president of the new Everest College campus in Melrose Park, Ill. In her position, Fitzgerald will oversee all administrative departments, including admissions, student affairs, educational programs, and community and business relations.

Fitzgerald has more than 16 years of senior leadership experience in education. She most recently served as campus president of Everest College in Merrionette Park, Ill., where she worked for three and a half years. Prior to that, Fitzgerald served as campus vice president of Everest College in Chicago, and vice president of the School of Massage Therapy at Cortiva Institute in Chicago.

“Deann’s extraordinary leadership skills and proven track record of ensuring that students receive a quality educational experience will be a great asset to our new Melrose Park campus,” said Sean Quinn, regional vice president for Everest College’s Midwest campuses. “She will support the campus by fulfilling its mission of educating and helping place students in today’s high-demand occupations.”

Fitzgerald holds a master’s degree in business administration from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill., and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Aurora University in Aurora, Ill.

Everest College – Melrose Park, located at 1101 W. North Avenue, offers a variety of programs, including dental assistant, medical assistant, and medical insurance billing and coding. Classes officially begin Feb. 24 and can accommodate up to 1,200 students.

About Everest College

Everest College provides career-oriented diploma programs in the healthcare, skilled trades and business fields. Everest has more than 100 schools in the U.S. and Canada, and is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. For more information, visit www.Everest.edu.

Media Contact: Media may call Tim Young or Alyssa Templeton, of L.C. Williams & Associates (for Everest College), call 312-565-3900 or 800-837-7123, or e-mail tyoung@lcwa.com or atempleton@lcwa.com.

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