J. Michael Locke Joins StudyBlue Board of Directors


SAN FRANCISCO, November 21, 2017 — StudyBlue, Inc., the largest and smartest crowdsourced learning service that helps any student to successfully learn anything, today announced the appointment of J. Michael Locke to the Company’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Locke brings to StudyBlue over 20 years of experience in applying technology to higher education, most recently as CEO of Rasmussen Inc., the parent company of Deltak and Rasmussen College.  He currently is a Director and Strategic Advisor for Collegis Education Inc. and for the past two years, Michael has been serving on the American Academy of Arts & Sciences Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education. Since October of 2016, Mr. Locke has served as a Board Advisor to StudyBlue and now joins the Board as the Independent Director.

Mr. Locke will continue to contribute on strategic academic and business decisions that relate to StudyBlue’s mission to help every student learn every day.

“I’m excited to deepen my engagement with the StudyBlue Board and leadership team and ultimately help students learn better,” Locke said. “I believe StudyBlue is well positioned to capitalize on many of the trends disrupting higher education like peer-to-peer learning, digital content replacing textbooks and competency-based education.”

Mr. Locke is a Board member of National Louis University, the Cancer Research Foundation, Bennett Day School and chairs the Advisory Board of the University of Chicago Graham School. He is a graduate of DePauw University and Harvard Law School with an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Mr. Locke will be taking the seat of John Wiley, former Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, who has faithfully served the StudyBlue shareholders since 2009 and is now retiring from Board service.

“The passion for student success and deep engagement of StudyBlue’s Board of Directors is incredibly important to our organization. The guidance that each Board member has brought to the Company throughout the years has been, and remains, invaluable. We wish John Wiley well in his retirement and are grateful and appreciative for his years of dedicated service to StudyBlue. We’re excited to bring on Michael’s deep understanding of the higher education space and experience creating mutually beneficial learning relationships between students and commercial enterprises, which will be key for shaping our future strategy and success,” said Christopher Klündt, Chief Executive Officer of StudyBlue, Inc.


About StudyBlue

Used by over 16 million students, with more than 500 million pieces of content, StudyBlue is one of the leading crowdsourced learning services to help students succeed in school and beyond. StudyBlue allows people to study anytime, anywhere across all Web, iOS and Android devices. For more information, visit http://www.studyblue.com.


Kelly Gillease, pr@studyblue.com

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