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Vista College Leader Named One of this Year’s Most Influential People in Education

EL PASO, Texas – June 28, 2010: Jim Tolbert, the leader of Vista College, which offers training in healthcare, business, technology, massage therapy and other career trades, was recognized as one of the most influential people in career education in the May/June edition of Career College Central, a bimonthly magazine that covers the career college industry.

Career College Central’s recognition highlights Tolbert’s tenure and his commitment in the education sector.

“My goal today is to run and grow a successful career school in terms of student outcomes, employee satisfaction…. In this way, I hope to continue to influence the college career sector by being a model participant,” Tolbert told the magazine.

Tolbert began his career as the founder and CEO of the Career College Loan Company, then became the chief financial officer and partner in Virginia College, and went on to become the chairman of the Career College Association, a membership organization of accredited, private, postsecondary schools, institutes, colleges and universities that provide career-specific educational programs. With more than 14 years in career education, he now leads Vista College, which has campuses here in El Paso as well as other campuses throughout Texas, Utah and New Mexico.

“Mr. Tolbert is a visionary who has the best interest of our students and the state of education at heart,” said Antonio Rico, the campus director in El Paso. “He is a conscious leader who stands on the front line with students, educators and administrators to ensure educational success.”