SANTA ANA, Calif., March 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (Nasdaq:COCO) announced today that Anthony Guida Jr. will join the company as executive vice president of external affairs effective February 20. Guida, 52, will be responsible for initiatives related to public policy, government affairs and regulatory compliance.
Guida will report to Jack Massimino, Corinthian's chairman and chief executive officer.
"With his extensive experience in government affairs and public policy, and in-depth knowledge of post-secondary education, Tony will effectively represent the interests of Corinthian's students and schools," Massimino said.
Guida is a 15-year veteran of the proprietary education sector. Prior to joining Corinthian, Guida served as senior vice president, external affairs, for Education Management Corporation (Nasdaq: EDMC), one of the largest providers of post-secondary education in North America. He previously served as chief financial officer and general counsel of the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute, a Pittsburgh-based culinary school.
Guida began his career as a lawyer. He was a partner at Pittsburgh-based Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, where he practiced for more than a decade. He earned his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and a B.S., magna cum laude, from the University of Dayton.
Corinthian is one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. Our mission is to change students' lives. We offer diploma and degree programs that prepare students for careers in demand or for advancement in their chosen fields. Our program areas include health care, business, criminal justice, transportation technology and maintenance, construction trades and information technology. We have 107 Everest, Heald and WyoTech campuses, and also offer degrees online. For more information, go to http://www.cci.edu.
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Source:Corinthian Colleges, Inc.