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SOURCE Bisk Education
Leveraging 45 years of combined experience with the organization, Bisk Education announced the promotion of Andrew Titen to Chief Executive Officer and Michael Bisk to President.
TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nathan Bisk, Chairman and founder of Bisk Education, one of the nation's largest facilitators of online education from America's leading universities, announced a transition within its key leadership, naming current President Andrew Titen as Chief Executive Officer and Senior Vice President Michael Bisk as President. Nathan Bisk will continue his active participation in the company as Chairman supporting the executive team.
Mr. Andrew Titen joined the company in 1986. Mr. Titen has been President and Chief Operating Officer of Bisk Education since 1992. From 1986 to 1991, Mr. Titen served as Bisk Education's Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Titen is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Florida and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. Prior to joining Bisk, he spent 11 years in public accounting and industry with Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), Cherry Bekaert & Holland (now Cherry Bekaert), Hacker Johnson & Jacobsen (now Hacker Johnson & Smith) and AAA Peninsula Motor Club (now Auto Club Group). Mr. Titen received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Central Florida and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Tulane University. He is also a University of Central Florida College of Business Administration Hall of Fame member.
Mr. Michael Bisk joined the company in 1993 and has served in several leadership positions, most recently as Senior Vice President and member of the Executive Committee. He is recognized by his peers as one of the leading experts in the online education space and has played a key role in the growth and success of Bisk Education for more than 20 years. He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida and holds a Master Certificate in Internet Marketing from the University of San Francisco, a Master Certificate in Six Sigma and Project Management from Villanova University, and an MBA Executive Certificate from Tulane University.
"Since its founding more than 40 years ago, Bisk Education has been committed to a tradition of excellence in providing innovative distance learning solutions," said Nathan Bisk. "Andrew and Michael have made a tremendous impact on our organization and we look forward to their vision and leadership taking the company to our next level of growth."
Mr. Titen's new role as CEO will provide him the opportunity to focus on high-level corporate strategies for sustained growth as he continues to oversee the company's operations.
"Nathan, Michael and I have built a strong organization that combines entrepreneurship, the exploitation of new technologies and the latest in Internet marketing strategies. As a result, today our organization provides strategic leadership in these areas to many of America's leading universities," said Andrew Titen. "These new responsibilities shared among the executive leadership team will enable us to continue our path of success."
In his new role as President, Mr. Michael Bisk will lead the company's strategic planning, marketing, enrollment management, technology and business development groups, as well as run the day-to-day business operations with the support of the executive team.
"I am honored to take on the role of President at Bisk Education," said Michael Bisk. "Since its inception, Bisk has focused on increasing access to high quality education that enables working adults to reach their personal and professional goals. I look forward to continuing our mission of delivering the very best solutions in online education and transforming lives through innovative distance learning."
With more than 900 employees – and growing rapidly – Bisk Education has a 135,000-square-foot corporate campus in Tampa, Florida. For more information about Bisk Education, visit www.bisk.com.
About Bisk Education
Bisk Education, through its University Alliance division, is a leader in facilitating the online delivery of associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees as well as professional certificate programs from the nation's leading traditional universities. Universities powered by UA's technology and support services have surpassed 450,000 online enrollments – making UA one of the largest facilitators of e-learning in the country. Universities who collaborate with UA include Villanova University, the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, Florida Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, University of Florida, University of South Florida, Valparaiso University, New England College, University of St. Thomas, University of San Francisco, Jacksonville University, University of Vermont, The University of Scranton, Dominican University and others joining rapidly.
U.S. News University Directory, part of the Bisk network, provides comprehensive and unbiased information on more than 2,000 academic institutions directly from U.S. News & World Report, the most trusted source for college and university rankings since 1983. Through an exclusive marketing relationship with U.S. News & World Report, the Directory links education-seekers with universities through an array of options, assisting the student in selecting the best educational provider that matches their needs.
Sandy Levine, VP of Marketing Services
Bisk Education/University Alliance
9417 Princess Palm Avenue, Tampa, FL 33619
813-621-6200, ext. 328
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