ATLANTA, June 25, 2007 — University of Phoenix – Atlanta recently appointed Ericka Hilliard to director of financial and student services. In her new position, Hilliard is responsible for ensuring the University is serving students to its fullest potential by providing maximum service quality, enforcing campus financial policies and procedures, and preparing the annual campus budget.

Hilliard's strong leadership and performance will continue to be a driving force as she expands her responsibilities to assist with planning, developing and managing daily leadership to ensure financial success for the Atlanta campus. "Ericka has proven herself to be an outstanding leader and it has been an honor to watch her grow professionally at the Atlanta campus," said Stephen Flatt, vice president/director of the Atlanta campus. "We are excited to see Ericka use her expertise in higher education and finance, and look forward to her tackling new challenges and responsibilities."�

Hilliard joined the University's Atlanta campus in 2004 as an academic counselor and quickly rose through the ranks as operations supervisor, assistant director of student services, director of student services and now, director of financial and student services.

A native of Detroit, Mich., Hilliard earned her bachelor's degree in health care administration from Ferris State University, her master's of business administration from University of Phoenix, and is currently pursuing her doctorate of management from the University as well. She is highly involved in the American Cancer Society serving as a team captain for the Relay for Life campaign for the last three years. Hilliard lives in Atlanta with her husband, Franklin, and their two children.

For more information about University of Phoenix – Atlanta, please visit

http://www.phoenix.edu.

ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX

University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help students balance education and life in a rapidly changing world. Through flexible schedules, challenging courses and interactive learning, students achieve personal and career aspirations without putting their lives on hold. As of August 31, 2008, 362,100 students were enrolled at University of Phoenix, the largest private university in North America. University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world.

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