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Zenith Education Group Appoints Joni Kurland Vice President of Accreditation, Licensing and Campus Compliance

May 29, 2019

Minneapolis, May 29, 2019 – Zenith Education Group, a nonprofit provider of career and technical education, has announced the appointment of Joni Kurland as vice president of accreditation, licensing and campus compliance. In this role, she will lead those functions for Zenith Education Group and its nonprofit Altierus Career Colleges.

"Given her previous tenure in the higher education space, Joni brings a unique perspective and a wealth of experience to the role," said Tom O'Donnell, senior vice president of operations for Zenith. "We look forward to leveraging Joni's expertise as we look to enhance our program offerings."

After more than 15 years working with postsecondary education organizations, Kurland brings valuable insight in policy, regulatory affairs and compliance.

"Zenith Education Group has a strong commitment to operating its educational programs with integrity in full compliance with regulatory guidelines," said Kurland. "In my role, I look forward to helping Zenith uphold that commitment and promoting universal confidence in the schools and their educational offerings."

Prior to joining Zenith, Kurland held various leadership roles in compliance and educational administration. She holds a bachelor's degree in child psychology and a master's degree in educational policy in administration with an emphasis in higher education from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities.

About Zenith Education Group
Zenith Education Group is a nonprofit provider of career education offering programs that provide in-demand skills and training to meet local workforce needs. Zenith is an affiliate of Minneapolis-based ECMC Group, a nonprofit corporation with a mission to help students succeed by providing financial tools and services, nonprofit career education and funding for innovative programs to help students achieve their academic and professional goals. For more information, go to

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