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Mark H. Griesbaum Named President of TCS Online, a New Service Affiliate of TCS Education System
Jul 06, 2010 (06:07 PM EDT)


CHICAGO, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mark H. Griesbaum, a veteran IT executive in business and higher education, has been named president of TCS Online, a service affiliate of TCS Education System (TCS ES). In his new role, Griesbaum will oversee instructional design, enrollment management, student services, financial aid, and learning management systems for online-blended programs of TCS ES affiliates, which include The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Pacific Oaks College, and Santa Barbara Graduate Institute.

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"Mark brings a perfect blend of expertise and leadership to the team of specialists who serve students enrolled in the online-blended programs across all of our higher education affiliates," said Dr. Michael Horowitz, president and CEO of TCS ES. "Our mission is to provide a transformative education to individuals seeking engaged and purposeful careers. Mark, working with TCS Online, will help us further support those of all ages, locations, and backgrounds who chose the online-blended path to their degree of choice."

Before joining TCS ES, Griesbaum served as executive vice president and chief information officer for Cardean Learning Group. From 2000-2008, he was CIO of Career Education Corporation (CEC) where he led a staff of more than 220 professionals that served 80+ schools across the globe, putting in place a common worldwide infrastructure and business applications, and regularly managing integration of acquisitions and new start-ups. Prior to CEC, Griesbaum worked at Acxiom Corporation, Heller Financial, and Continental Bank, integrating and managing technology for major, mission-critical financial systems. He holds an M.B.A. in Finance from DePaul University, and a B.S. in Finance and Management from the University of Dayton.  

"I am extremely fortunate to join an organization with a mission as focused as TCS Education System and TCS Online," said Griesbaum. "I look forward to working with the System's current and future affiliates to provide online access to TCS Education System's model of education with an emphasis on engagement, applied and practical applications, while providing excellent service and outcomes to all students."

About TCS Online:

TCS Online was founded in 2009 as a service affiliate of TCS Education System. Its team of dedicated specialists provides focused attention to the needs of students enrolled in online-blended programs at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Pacific Oaks College, and Santa Barbara Graduate Institute. It also provides support for online instructional and curriculum design and the learning management system used by all affiliates.

About TCS Education System:

TCS Education System (TCS ES) was founded in 2009 as a not-for-profit organization with a mission of preparing innovative, engaged, purposeful agents of change who serve our global community.

TCS ES features a network of specialized institutions, which are backed by a model of education that  prepares socially responsible, culturally competent professionals in applied fields such as psychology, health and human services, and education. TCS ES' affiliated colleges and graduate schools -- The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, and Pacific Oaks College -- each offer scholarship, training, and service opportunities directed to a specific career path while providing a transformative educational experience that ensures that the students' personal, academic, and professional needs are met.

Other System affiliates include Garfield Park Preparatory Academy, a K-8 elementary school on Chicago's West Side devoted to delivering a progressive, evidence-based curriculum; Pacific Oaks Children's School in Pasadena, Calif., which provides experiential early childhood learning and daycare; TCS Online, an online education delivery and services affiliate; and TCS Foundation, which cultivates grants and charitable contributions to support community based student-learning opportunities throughout TCS ES. For more information, visit www.tcsedsystem.org.  

For a photo of TCS Online President Mark Griesbaum, visit www.tcsedsystem.org/images/mark_griesbaum.jpg.

CONTACT: Matt Nehmer, 312-329-6672, mnehmer@tcsedsystem.org

SOURCE TCS Education System