AACC president Walter Bumphus appointed to Cambium Learning Group board of directors

 
Cambium Learning Group June 28, 2011
 
Cambium Learning Group, Inc., a leading educational company focused primarily on serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations, today announced the appointment of Dr. Walter Bumphus to its Board of Directors as a Class II director.

An independent director, Dr. Bumphus fills the vacancy left by long-time board member, Fredrick J. Schwab. Mr. Schwab served as a director of the Company since December 2009 and also served as a director of Voyager Learning Company from September 2004 until its merger with the Company on December 8, 2009. Mr. Schwab was also a member of the Company's Audit Committee.

"I would like to thank Fred for his dedication and service to the Company, its Board of Directors and Audit Committee over the last six years," said Ron Klausner, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. "As we look to the future, Dr. Bumphus' extensive educational experience and strong background in K-12 and secondary education will assist us as we continue in our mission to enable educators to unlock every child's potential through learning, no matter where their journey begins."

Dr. Bumphus currently serves as President and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges. AACC is headquartered in the National Center for Higher Education in Washington, D.C. and is the primary advocacy organization for community colleges at the national level and works closely with directors of state offices to inform and affect state policy. The association represents more than 1,200 two-year, associate degree–granting institutions and more than 11 million students, as well as a growing number of international members in Puerto Rico, Japan, Great Britain, Korea, and the United Arab Emirates.

Prior to assuming the presidency of AACC, Dr. Bumphus served as a professor in the Community College Leadership Program and as chair of the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Texas at Austin. He also held the A. M. Aikin Regents Endowed Chair in Junior and Community College Education Leadership.

In an educational career that spans over 30 years, Dr. Bumphus previously worked as an administrator at a regional university, a state system of community and technical colleges, and four different community colleges.
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