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Jim Tolbert Elected as Chairman of Higher Education Association

Birmingham, AL (August 4, 2006) – Jim Tolbert has been elected as chairman of the board by the members of the Career College Association (CCA), the premier association representing America’s accredited for-profit colleges and universities. Located in Washington, DC, CCA is one of the nation’s largest education associations with a membership of 1,450.

An industry veteran, Mr. Tolbert is the Chief Executive Officer of Education Futures Group, LLC, a firm located in Birmingham that focuses exclusively on the acquisition and operation of post-secondary education operating companies. The firm recently completed the acquisition of Computer Career Center, El Paso, Texas. Prior to forming Education Futures Group, he served as the chief financial officer of Virginia College, Birmingham and was a shareholder until its recapitalization in 2004.

Mr. Tolbert has served three years on the board and is a second generation college owner. “I feel very fortunate to assume the leadership of our association during a period of such tremendous success,” said Mr. Tolbert.

Mr. Tolbert’s father, Jack F. Tolbert, served 25 years ago as the president of the National Association of Trade and Technical Schools, the predecessor of the Career College Association.

About CCA
The Career College Association is a voluntary membership organization of accredited private postsecondary colleges and universities that provide career-specific educational programs. CCA’s more than 1,450 members educate and support nearly two million students each year for employment in 200 occupational fields. www.career.org.