Anthology, a leading provider of proven higher education software that supports the entire learner lifecycle, today announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors: Dr. Walter G. Bumphus, President and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges; Reid French, Managing Director of Essex Gate Ventures; and Dr. Daniel Greenstein, Chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
“We are pleased to welcome Walter, Reid and Dan as Anthology’s newest board members,” said Jim Milton, Chairman and CEO of Anthology. “They each bring unique perspectives and a wealth of experience that will collectively help Anthology advance the higher education technology industry. We look forward to their contributions and guidance in elevating Anthology to serve the evolving needs of colleges and universities. Together we will broaden our global footprint to further empower more institutions to make data-driven decisions through digital transformation.”
Dr. Bumphus currently serves as President and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges. He brings wide-reaching community college expertise, having previously served as a professor in the Community College Leadership Program, as Chair of the Department of Educational Administration at The University of Texas at Austin, and as President of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System.
Mr. French currently serves as Managing Director of Essex Gate Ventures, a technology investment firm focused on B2B cloud software businesses. He brings a wealth of cloud software expertise as a board member of Autodesk and as former CEO of Applied Systems, and he is also a member of the Board of Trustees at Davidson College.
Dr. Greenstein currently serves as Chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. He has deep experience driving student and university success, having formerly served as Vice Provost of the University of California and as Director of Postsecondary Success at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
“The addition of these three highly esteemed advisors will help accelerate Anthology’s strategic growth across multiple areas of the higher education landscape,” said Ramzi Musallam, CEO and Managing Partner of Veritas Capital. “Anthology will benefit from their collective success in higher education and software, as well as from their valuable field perspectives, as it continues to capitalize on a number of compelling opportunities ahead.”
“Anthology’s newest board members bring remarkable expertise across statewide educational systems, the community college landscape, technology, and beyond. Their counsel and vision will help the company deliver on its unique value proposition for institutions seeking a comprehensive approach to support ever-changing higher education needs,” said Jacques Galante, partner, Leeds Equity Partners. “We are excited to participate in Anthology’s shared successes as institutions benefit from unparalleled innovations in higher education.”
Anthology is backed by two leading private equity firms, Veritas Capital and Leeds Equity Partners, with deep relevant industry experience and expertise. The new directors announced today join representatives from Veritas and Leeds on the Board of Directors.
For more information on Anthology’s leadership team, including its newest Board members, please visit https://www.anthologyinc.com/leadership.
Campus Labs, Campus Management and iModules have joined together to form Anthology. We exist to help higher education advance and thrive. Through a connected data experience that offers a holistic view, creates efficiencies, and provides intelligence, Anthology inspires constituents to reach their full potential using technology insights in admission and enrollment management; student success and retention; institutional and learning effectiveness; alumni and advancement; and enterprise applications and infrastructure. Anthology partners with more than 2,100 colleges and institutions in over 30 countries to address the needs of all constituents in higher education. Visit us at www.anthologyinc.com.
About Veritas Capital
Veritas is a leading private investment firm that invests in companies that provide critical products and services, primarily technology and technology-enabled solutions, to government and commercial customers worldwide, including those operating in the healthcare, aerospace & defense, software, national security, communications, energy, government services and education industries. Veritas seeks to create value by strategically transforming the companies in which it invests through organic and inorganic means. For more information on Veritas, visit www.veritascapital.com.
About Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners, is a New York-based private equity firm dedicated exclusively to partnering with management teams in the education, training and information services industries (the “Knowledge Industries”). The firm was founded in 1993 and currently manages $2.5 billion of capital across a broad spectrum of companies within the Knowledge Industries. Leeds Equity seeks to leverage its sector-focused expertise and market insights to create long-term value for its partner companies.
For additional information on Leeds Equity, see www.leedsequity.com.