This excerpt taken from the CECO 8-K filed May 28, 2008.
BUSINESS UNIT LEADERSHIP
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.(May 27, 2008) Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) said today that Paul Ryan has resigned from his position as senior vice president of the companys Culinary Arts strategic business unit, effective May 30th. The company has initiated a search for a new leader for the business unit and will be considering both internal and external candidates.
Ryan has been with the company since 2000 and has served in various senior positions, including school president, senior vice president of operations for the company, as well as overseeing the Academy, Health and Culinary Divisions.
In the past eight years I have had the privilege of working with many passionate and talented individuals who care deeply about consistently delivering quality education to our students, said Ryan.
During the interim as the company searches for the new business unit leader, Brian Williams, vice president of operations for Culinary Arts, will manage the business unit. Williams has been with the company for more than a decade and has served in a variety of leadership roles.
We appreciate and value Pauls contributions to the organization over the years and we wish him the very best, said Gary E. McCullough, president and CEO of Career Education Corporation. Our Culinary Arts unit continues to be an important and vibrant part of our portfolio and we look forward to naming a new leader to continue to develop and enhance our culinary schools.