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Lord John Eatwell Joins Academic Partnerships’ Senior Advisory Board

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University of Cambridge’s Queens’ College president partner with online learning leader


DALLAS, March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Academic Partnerships, one of the world’s largest online service providers for higher education, announced today that Lord John Eatwell has joined the company as a senior advisor. Eatwell, president of Queens’ College at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, is an internationally recognized economist and one of Britain’s most sought-after financial experts.

“We are pleased to welcome Lord Eatwell to our team of esteemed advisors,” said Randy Best, chairman and CEO of Academic Partnerships. “In addition to his impressive academic career as a professor and administrator at Cambridge, Lord Eatwell is one of the most respected thought leaders in higher education today. His insights, particularly related to the globalization of post-secondary education, will be invaluable to Academic Partnerships’ leadership team and our existing and future university partners as we continue on our mission of expanding access to top-quality higher education through technology.”

“We are standing at the precipice of a great transformation of higher education, and I believe Academic Partnerships has the experience, innovative drive and will to lead us into the new age,” said Eatwell. “I’m pleased to have the opportunity to play a role in its efforts.”

Eatwell is a prolific author of numerous books, book chapters, articles and papers spanning topics in economics and financial regulations. His publications include “Global Finance at Risk: The Case for International Regulation” (New Press, 2001), “International Capital Markets” (Oxford University Press, 2002), “Financial Supervision and Risk Management in the EU” (EU Parliament, 2007), and “Global Governance of Financial Systems: The Legal and Economic Regulation of Systemic Risk” (Oxford University Press, 2006). He has been a teaching fellow at Harvard University and a visiting professor at Columbia University, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the University of Amsterdam and the University of Southern California. He founded the Institute for Public Policy Research, one of Britain’s leading think tanks, and served as professor of Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research in New York. In 1992, Eatwell entered the House of Lords and between 1993 and 1997 was principal opposition spokesman on Treasury and Economic Affairs, a post he resumed from 2010 to 2013. He was formerly chairman of the British Library and is currently financial commissioner for Jersey and chairman of the Royal Opera House Pension Fund Trustees.

Eatwell was educated at Queens’ College at the University of Cambridge, and at Harvard University as a Kennedy Scholar.

About Academic Partnerships

Academic Partnerships is a leading online service provider for higher education globally. The company assists universities in converting their on-campus degree programs into an online format, recruits qualified students for those programs, and supports enrolled students through graduation. Serving public and private not-for-profit universities in the United States and top international institutions, Academic Partnerships is guided by the principle that the opportunities presented through technology-aided learning make higher education more accessible and achievable. The company was founded by a social entrepreneur Randy Best, who has spent nearly 20 years developing innovative learning solutions to improve education. For more information, please visit

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