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Academic Partnerships Names Steve Riehs President of Healthcare Division


Academic Partnerships Names Steve Riehs President of Healthcare Division

Online Higher Ed Veteran to Lead Newly Formed Strategic Unit

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DALLAS, July 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Academic Partnerships (AP) today announced the appointment of Steve Riehs to the role of President of its Healthcare Division. In this newly created role, Steve will provide strategic direction and leadership to the AP healthcare team during a rapid growth period for its online healthcare portfolio.

Steve Riehs has joined Academic Partnerships as President, Healthcare Division.

"I am delighted to welcome Steve to our senior team. His deep knowledge of the healthcare sector and online higher education with particular domain expertise in nursing is the perfect skill set for AP," said Randy Best, Chairman of Academic Partnerships. "I have no doubt that he will immediately add great value and drive strong partner performance by focusing on innovation, program differentiation and operational excellence."

Steve joins AP from Adtalem Global Education Group (formerly DeVry Education Group) where he served for more than 13 years in roles including Group President, Professional and International Education as well as President, Online Services Group supporting DeVry University, Chamberlain College of Nursing, and Carrington College. Steve has also served as CEO for a startup education software company as well as Chief Operating Officer for Compass Medical Education Network affiliated with Rush University Medical Center.

"I am very pleased to be joining the team at Academic Partnerships. As a champion of growth, I look forward to helping expand the services and solutions we provide to our university partners to help them take their high demand healthcare programs online and accelerate their growth," commented Steve.

Steve earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

About Academic Partnerships
Academic Partnerships is a leading online service provider for higher education. 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 primarily public, not-for-profit universities, Academic Partnerships is guided by the principle that the opportunities presented through technology-aided learning make higher education more accessible and affordable. The company was founded by a group of social entrepreneurs who have spent nearly 20 years developing innovative learning solutions to improve education. For more information, please visit

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