OREANDA-NEWS. The DeVry Education Group board of directors announced today that Lisa Wardell has been named chief executive officer of DeVry Group, effective May 24. Wardell was most recently executive vice president and chief operating officer of the RLJ Companies and is a director on the DeVry Group board. She succeeds Daniel Hamburger, who is leaving DeVry Group to pursue other opportunities.

Wardell has been a member of the DeVry Group board of directors since 2008, and has also chaired the audit and finance committee. Wardell’s experience leading transformative growth across a diverse portfolio of business sectors, as well as strategic and operational expertise, make her well positioned to accelerate DeVry Group’s global diversification strategy and lead its continued commitment to empowering students for career success.

“The board of directors believes that Lisa Wardell provides a strategic vision and roadmap for the rapid acceleration of DeVry Group’s diversification initiatives,” said Chris Begley, DeVry Group board chair. “Lisa is the right person to lead DeVry Group through this transformational period in higher education while remaining true to our mission of successful student outcomes."

“The board is indebted to Daniel for his 13 years of service to DeVry Group, particularly the past nine years in his role as CEO,” said Ron Taylor, co-founder of DeVry Education Group and current director. “Under his leadership, DeVry Group has transformed from primarily serving undergraduate and business school students in the United States to a global education provider – all while staying true to our mission of serving nontraditional students.”

The purpose of DeVry Education Group is to empower its students to achieve their educational and career goals. DeVry Education Group Inc. (NYSE:DV; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a global provider of educational services and the parent organization of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry Brasil, DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.