Dr. Jon Coover
Throughout Dr. Coover’s career of 30 years plus in the education vertical, he has managed and written P&L budgets from $7 million to in excess of $400 million. He directed acquisitions and their integration into the company and established the International Division with CEC. As Group President Jon on-boarded students and opened campus satellites and branch campuses in the United States, Europe, South America, Pacific Rim, Canada and the Middle East.
Jon has a reputation for successfully turning around school groups, jump starting performance and meeting plan expectations underpinned with the basic principles that effectively help to change people’s lives. He brings the experience of having performed in all the roles at the campus level and in the corporate headquarters. His style of mentoring staff and faculty to a clear, student-centric outlook has proven to achieve employee loyalty and performance while achieving the outcomes.
At C.E.C., he held the positions of Academic Provost, Executive V.P. of Admissions & Marketing and one of three Group President, overseeing 37+ schools, colleges and institutes growing the company’s revenues from $65 million to, in excess of, $4 billion. Jon focuses on the importance of partnering marketing and admissions efforts with education, financial aid, placement, and student organizations to achieve consistent student servicing, impacting the intake and retention metrics. Dr. Coover established branding and marketing B2B and B2C in the domestic and international markets including closed loop and social media strategies affecting organic growth.
Jon is a recipient of the prestigious Department of Defense Certificate of Esteem; was appointed by the Commonwealth of Virginia to the State Board of Education for Proprietary Schools Student Tuition Guaranty Fund Advisory Committee and has been a member of the National Paralegal Association, The Actuarial Society and Palm Beach World Trade Association (Mergers & Acquisitions) - Palm Beach, Fla. Dr. Coover is a charitable donor to Brown University, Providence, R.I. Jon holds a B.S./M.B.A. with an emphasis on Business Operations and International Finance from California Western University and holds his Ph.D. from California Coast University with an emphasis on Education Administration. He is unquestionably passionate about career training and how it changes people’s lives and ultimately supports families and communities.