Career Education Veteran, Gilbert Polanco, Joins Eduk Group as Chief Admissions Officer

Career Education Veteran, Gilbert Polanco, Joins Eduk Group as Chief Admissions Officer


GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Chief Executive Officer, Wallace Pond, Ph.D., announced the appointment of career education industry veteran, Gilbert Polanco, as Chief Admissions Officer of Eduk Group, the largest provider of private, postsecondary education in Puerto Rico with institutions in the United States focused on serving the growing Hispanic market.

As Chief Admissions Officer, Polanco will lead the admissions efforts for Eduk Group units in Puerto Rico and the United States, including Instituto de Banca y Comercio (IBC), National University College (NUC), Ponce Paramedical College (POPAC), Florida Technical College (FTC) and the online division of National University College. He will work with the admissions team in establishing and executing the strategy for enrollment growth.

Polanco has nearly 20 years’ experience in the private education sector, primarily in the admissions arena in multi-campus systems of major career education providers. Most recently, he served as Divisional Vice President of Marketing and Admissions at Career Education Corporation (CEC) with a strong track record in managing admissions in 17 campuses throughout the United States. He also has served in executive roles with Career Education Institute and Corinthian Colleges, Inc.

“We are pleased to have a colleague with the education industry knowledge and leadership skills that Gil brings to the Eduk team,” said Dr. Pond. “His experience will allow Gil to partner with our divisional leaders to achieve their goals for student enrollment, retention and success across all our programs.”

About Eduk Group

Eduk Group, one of the leading private education companies offering career-oriented programs, is uniquely focused on meeting the needs of Hispanic students and is the largest provider of Spanish language higher education in the U.S. Eduk Group’s institutions offer certificates, associates, bachelor’s and master’s degrees at its campus locations and online in such fields as healthcare, business, information technology, education, culinary arts, cosmetology, drafting and industrial trades. Founded and headquartered in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Eduk Group’s institutions include Instituto de Banca y Comercio (IBC), Ponce Paramedical College (POPAC), and National University College (NUC) and the National University College-Online division (NUCO) in Puerto Rico and Florida Technical College (FTC), The DAVE School (Digital Animation and Visual Effects), a division of IBC, and LaSalle Computer Learning Center, a division of FTC, in Florida. For more information, go to

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Career Education Veteran, Gilbert Polanco, Joins Eduk Group as Chief Admissions Officer