Kaplan's Colloquy Unit Taps Tim Gilbert as President
Veteran education executive will lead business' expansion of online solutions for higher education institutions
DELRAY BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kaplan, Inc., the leading global education provider and a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYS: WPO) , today announced that Timothy S. Gilbert has assumed leadership for Colloquy LLC, a business unit offering end-to-end online and distance education solutions to higher education. As Colloquy's president, Gilbert will be based in the operation's Delray Beach, FL headquarters and report to Darrell Splithoff, executive vice president of Strategy and Innovation at Kaplan, Inc.
Tim Gilbert is the new president of Colloquy, a division of Kaplan, Inc., offering online and distance education solutions to colleges and universities. (Photo: Business Wire)
Gilbert most recently served as senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Campus Management Corp. in Boca Raton, FL. During his eight years at Campus Management, he helped grow the company from a niche provider into a global industry leader, serving 1,700 colleges, universities, and not-for-profit institutions. Previously, Gilbert held senior management positions with IBM Life Sciences, The Raymond Corporation (a manufacturing division of Toyota Industries Corp.), and The Patriot Company, a consumer goods firm he co-founded and later sold.
"Colloquy will continue to focus and expand its services to all types of higher education institutions which want to take advantage of online capabilities to reach distant learners," said Darrell Splithoff. "We are very pleased to have Tim lead those efforts. His combination of leadership qualities, experience, and vision will take Colloquy to its next phase of growth."
Colloquy currently serves a number of U.S. colleges and universities, including the University of California at San Francisco, George Washington University (Washington, DC) and George Mason University (Fairfax, VA).
Gilbert earned an MBA from Regis University (Denver CO), a master's degree from The John Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD), and a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin—Madison.
Gilbert was named "Chief Marketing Officer of the Year" by the CMO Institute in 2010. A former board member of the South Florida Technology Alliance, he regularly speaks and writes about technology in education. His articles have appeared in a variety of trade and academic journals.
Colloquy is a leading provider of online education strategy, consulting, and delivery to higher education. Colloquy's solutions are designed to help institutional leaders execute their vision for online delivery of degrees.
As a division of Kaplan, Inc., part of The Washington Post Company (NYS: WPO) , Colloquy leverages 75 years of expertise in global education services. Colloquy offers the full range of resources and knowledge necessary to plan, execute, launch, and manage a total online experience both domestically and internationally.
Using its proprietary Colloquy 360° Methodology, Colloquy applies a best-practices approach to market research, marketing and recruiting, curriculum design and development, learning management systems, and student success services.
Visit us at www.colloquy360.com.
About Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc. is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools, and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids in grades K through 12. Kaplan is a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYS: WPO) and its largest division. For more information, please visit www.kaplan.com.
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