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National American University Holdings Inc (NAUH.OQ)

NAUH.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Buckingham

81 2009 Chairman of the Board

Ronald Shape

50 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jerry Gallentine

76 2015 Vice Chairman of the Board

David Heflin

56 2015 Chief Financial Officer

Robert Paxton

61 2013 President - Strategic Initiatives and External Relations

Anthony DeAngelis

56 2015 Chief Information Officer

Lynn Priddy

57 Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Edward Buckingham

49 2016 Director

Jeffrey Berzina

45 2012 Independent Director

Therese Crane

67 2010 Independent Director

Richard Halbert

74 2012 Independent Director

James Rowan

68 2014 Independent Director

Thomas Saban

65 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Buckingham

Mr. Robert D. Buckingham is Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Buckingham has served as president of Dlorah since 1986 and chairman of the board of directors of Dlorah as well as chairman of the board of governors of National American University (“NAU”) since 1991. He is a member of the board of directors of the Rapid City Defense Housing Corporation, which owns and leases the Dakota Ridge housing. From 1960 to 1981 he worked in various executive and management positions in transportation and real estate development organizations. Mr. Buckingham has a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Colorado.

Ronald Shape

Dr. Ronald L. Shape, Ed.D., is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Dr. Shape served as chief executive officer since the closing of our transaction with Dlorah on November 23, 2009, and received the added role of president during fiscal year 2016. Dr. Shape also served as our chief financial officer from November 2009 until October 2011. He has been the chief executive officer of NAU since April 2009, and was the chief operating officer of NAU from 2006 until 2009. Dr. Shape also served as the chief fiscal officer of NAU from 2002 until the closing of our transaction with Dlorah. In 2001, Dr. Shape was selected as the assistant to the university president of NAU and served as regional president for the Minnesota region with NAU in 2000. Dr. Shape worked in a number of different positions at NAU from 1991 to 2000, including system controller, assistant director of financial aid and student account specialist. Since 2013, Dr. Shape has been serving on the board of directors of the Education Consolidation Corp., an investment vehicle that consolidates quality post-secondary education institutions throughout Canada, and of Sodak Development, Inc. Dr. Shape has a B.A. from Dakota Wesleyan University and an MBA and Ed.D. from the University of South Dakota.

Jerry Gallentine

Dr. Jerry L. Gallentine., Ph.D. is Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. He joined our Board and was appointed as our president as of the closing of our transaction with Dlorah on November 23, 2009. Dr. Gallentine served as our president from 2009 until July 2015, as university president of NAU from 1993 until July 2015 and as the chief executive officer of NAU from 1993 until April 2009. Dr. Gallentine also currently serves on the board of directors of Salem International University and Schiller International University. Dr. Gallentine has over 50 years of experience in the education industry. He served as president of Western New Mexico University from 1990 to 1993 and was president of Peru State College in Nebraska from 1982 to 1990. From 1979 to 1982, Dr. Gallentine was president at Labette Community College in Parsons, Kansas. He was an assistant professor of biology at Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Nebraska, from 1965 through 1968. Dr. Gallentine has served in many educational and cultural leadership roles, including past president of the board of directors of the Nebraska Educational Television Council for Higher Education, past chairman of the Council of Presidents of the Nebraska State College System, member of the board of directors of the Nebraska Humanities Council and founding member of the Nebraska Foundation for the Humanities. Dr. Gallentine has a B.S. from Fort Hays (Kansas) State University, and a M.Ed., M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Toledo.

David Heflin

Dr. David K. Heflin is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. From 2008 to 2014, Dr. Heflin was the campus president at Colorado Technical University’s Sioux Falls, South Dakota campus, where he was responsible for all campus functions. Before starting his most recent position in 2008, Dr. Heflin served as vice president of business and operations at Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia from 2005. From 2001 to 2005, Dr. Heflin served as the chief financial officer and chief operating officer at the University of Sioux Falls, where he was responsible for various financial, information technology and enrollment management matters, among others. Prior to his higher education experience, Dr. Heflin served BellSouth, ICG Telecommunications, Inc., and USWest in various leadership positions in accounting and financial management. Dr. Heflin is a licensed certified public accountant and a certified management accountant. He holds an Ed.D. in Leadership from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, a Master of Arts degree in Political Science and a Bachelors of Professional Accountancy from Mississippi State University.

Robert Paxton

Dr. Robert A. Paxton, Ph.D., is President - Strategic Initiatives and External Relations of the Company. Dr. Paxton served as the president of online operations from January 2009 to September 2013. From January 1995 to August 2008, Dr. Paxton served as president of Iowa Central Community College. Dr. Paxton served as vice president of instruction of Cowley County Community College and Area Vocational-Technical School, Arkansas City, Kansas, from June 1990 to December 1994 and as dean of student services from July 1988 to June 1990. Dr. Paxton received his B.A. from Nebraska Christian College, M.S. from Fort Hayes State University and Ph.D. from University of Texas at Austin.

Anthony DeAngelis

Mr. Anthony DeAngelis is Chief Information Officer of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. DeAngelis served as the Chief Information Officer of Static Control Components, Inc., the largest manufacturer of aftermarket imaging systems and components supporting genuine cartridge remanufacturers from 2013 to 2014. Prior to that, he held the position of Technology Executive at Nielson Ratings Corporation from 2009 and 2011. Mr. DeAngelis began his career in information technology at Hewlett Packard where he spent 21 years in various positions, including Director of Technology. Mr. DeAngelis holds a degree in Bachelor of Science from the University of Arizona.

Lynn Priddy

Dr. Lynn Priddy is Provost and Chief Academic Officer of the company. She joined National American University in 2013 after serving 14 years with the Higher Learning Commission of NCA, the largest United States regional accreditor. Dr. Priddy served as the Vice President for Accreditation Services during her last seven years with the Commission. At the Commission, she was responsible for the accreditation processes, including the decision process, the peer corps and peer review, education and training, and the Academy for Assessment of Student Learning, for which she was the founding director. In her 14-year tenure at the Commission, Dr. Priddy played a pivotal leadership role in the conceptualization of the Commission’s new accrediting process, Pathways, the development of the 1600+ member Peer Review Corps, the establishment of AQIP, the alternative accrediting process based on continuous quality improvement principles, and the founding of the Academy for Persistence and Completion. Dr. Priddy began her higher education career at Nicolet College. She is a summa cum laude graduate of the State University of New York at Geneseo with a B.A. in English, a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with an M.A. in English; and a summa cum laude graduate of Capella University with a Ph.D. in Higher Education, research and evaluation.

Edward Buckingham

Dr. Edward D. Buckingham is Director of the Company, since October 2016. He is a medical doctor, and the founder, director and owner of the Bucking Center for Facial Plastic Surgery in Austin, Texas. Dr. Buckingham started his professional career as an auditor with Coopers and Lybrand. He founded the Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery in July, 2003 after completing his residency at the University of Texas, and fellowship at New England Laser and Cosmetic Surgery Center in June, 2003. Dr. Buckingham is a current board member for the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, and is a frequent publisher and lecturer on facial plastic surgery. Dr. Buckingham is the son of Mr. Robert Buckingham, the Company’s chairman, and the grandson of Mr. Harold Buckingham, the founder of NAU. Dr. Buckingham grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota following the growth and developments of his family business. Dr. Buckingham earned his accounting degree from Southern Methodist University, and his doctor of medicine degree from University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston with highest honors.

Jeffrey Berzina

Mr. Jeffrey B. (Jeff) Berzina CPA., is an Independent Director of the Company. He has been serving as the Vice President – Strategic Planning and Corporate Development of Black Hills Corporation, a diversified energy company publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange, since March 2013. Mr. Berzina has also held various other positions at Black Hills Corporation, including Vice President – Corporate Controller from May 2009 to March 2013, Vice President – Finance from November 2008 to May 2009, Assistant Corporate Controller from May 2004 to November 2008, and Director of Financial Reporting/Manager of Financial Reporting from July 2000 to May 2004. Mr. Berzina is a University of South Dakota graduate and has practiced as a Certified Public Accountant.

Therese Crane

Dr. Therese Kreig Crane is an Independent Director of the Company. Since August 2003, she has operated Crane Associates, an educational technology consulting practice, advising educational technology companies in business strategy, marketing and sales. She currently serves in various leadership capacities within the education industry, including as a trustee for the Western Governors University, and as a board member of Curriki Foundation, a non-profit providing open source curriculum to teachers and parents worldwide. In 2016, Dr. Crane joined the board of directors of Alma Technologies and n2y, both software companies for K-12 schools. From 2012 to April 2014, Dr. Crane served on the board of Renaissance Learning, an educational assessment and learning analytics company. From 2003 to June, 2011, she served as a consultant for e-Luminate Group, an education consulting firm. From 2006 to 2012, she was a board member of Tutor.com. Between 2004 and 2011, Dr. Crane served as Chairman of the Board of Noble Learning Communities, Inc., a publicly traded school management company. Formerly, Dr. Crane was a senior executive at Apple and AOL and the President of Josten’s Learning. Dr. Crane started her career as an elementary school classroom teacher. Dr. Crane has a B.S. in elementary education from the University of Texas at Austin, a M.Ed. in early childhood education and an Ed.D. in administrative leadership from the University of North Texas.

Richard Halbert

Mr. Richard L. Halbert is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Halbert has served as a member of NAU’s Board of Governors for the past 16 years and is a former chair of the National American University Foundation, which was originally established as the NCB Foundation in 1967 for the purpose of making loans and providing scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other financial assistance to or for the benefit of students and faculty of NAU. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Halbert also served as a member of the board of trustees for the Nebraska State College Board, which oversees the three Nebraska state colleges. Mr. Halbert possesses over 26 years of operational and business advisory experience. In 1991, he co-founded Arck Foods, Inc., a ham processing company, for which he currently serves as secretary and corporate counsel. Since 1991, he has also served as president and secretary of Ol’ Farmers Brand, Inc., a subsidiary of Arck Foods, Inc. that sells hams to Walmart. Since 1982, Mr. Halbert has served as a member of the board of directors of Southeast Nebraska Communications, Inc., for whom he is also corporate counsel. As an attorney at law whose firm Halbert, Dunn & Halbert, L.L.C. provides estate planning and business counseling, Mr. Halbert brings over 43 years of extensive legal experience to the Board. He is a Fellow in The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

James Rowan

Mr. James Arthur Rowan JR., as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Rowan currently serves as a Partner at Parchman Vaughan & Company, L.L.C., a private investment banking firm specializing in education. In 1993, Mr. Rowan joined Legg Mason Capital Markets, which was subsequently acquired by Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, and played an integral role in developing the firm’s significant investment banking role in the proprietary education and training industries. Prior to this, Mr. Rowan was a venture capitalist for six years and prior to that was a senior financial executive at ITT Corporation and City Investing Company, based in New York and London. A graduate of The Lawrenceville School, he received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Cornell University and an MBA in Finance from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell. Mr. Rowan is a trustee of Waynesburg University, Secretary of its Board of Trustees, a member of its Nominating, Executive, and Presidential Evaluation and Compensation Committees and Chairman of its Finance and Property Committee. He remains active in alumni affairs at Lawrenceville and Cornell, where he is on the Dean’s Leadership Committee for the Johnson School.

Thomas Saban

Dr. Thomas D. Saban, Ph.D. is an Independent Director of the Company. He currently serves as vice president of finance and administration at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, Illinois. He served as the vice president of administration and finance and chief financial officer of Rocky Vista University, College of Osteopathic Medicine from November 2008 to October 2011. Dr. Saban has over 25 years of experience in the education industry. He served as the vice president for finance and administration/chief financial officer at Texas A&M University from September 2007 to November 2008, associate vice president for planning, budgets and research at St. Petersburg College in Florida from October 2002 to September 2007 and as the vice president for administration and finance/chief financial officer at Worcester State College in Massachusetts from September 1996 to October 2002. He also served as the vice president for finance and administration/chief financial officer of Chadron State College in Nebraska from July 1990 to September 1996. Dr. Saban held a number of other educational and leadership roles from 1982 to 1990, including as controller, director of finance and system coordinator/project leader. Dr. Saban has a B.S. from the University of Wyoming, an MBA from the University of Miami and a Ph.D. from Barry University.