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Sessions College is located in Tempe, Arizona

About Sessions College

School Administration

Founded in 1997, Sessions College is recognized as a pioneer in online education: the first accredited online school of design. As it approaches its 20th anniversary, Sessions College is still committed to advancing the quality of online education, serving students better, and staying on the cutting edge of online learning, technology, and design.

Management Bios

Ms. Granatowski directs the business operations and financial management of Sessions College. A formerly licensed CPA, Ms. Granatowski holds several advanced degrees, including an MS in Education and an MS in Accounting. Prior to joining Sessions College, Doris was in public accounting with Ernst & Whinney, Arthur Young, and the Financial Accounting Standards Board. After leaving public accounting, Doris served in various domestic and international executive roles in technology and service companies, including International Thompson, E-Share Technologies, Imrex Computer Systems, and Cheyenne Software, as well as several start up and growth companies. Ms. Granatowski’s background in education, technology, and finance equips her well for day-to-day direction of school strategy and operations.

Doris Granatowski

CEO

Gordon Drummond was appointed the President of Sessions College in February 2011. As president, Gordon’s role is to provide the leadership for the school executive team to achieve their education, operations, marketing, and student services goals. Key tasks include maintaining and enhancing school accreditation, licensing, and relations with government agencies and other institutions, working with the CEO and CFO to manage annual strategic planning and budgeting, representing the school at conferences, seminars, Webinars, and other public events. To help Sessions College meets its mission of preparing design professionals, Gordon will create a positive environment for teaching and learning and a culture of planning, execution, and accountability.

Gordon Drummond

President

Executive Vice President Louis Schilt serves as the Military Liaison and Financial Advisor for the school’s numerous military programs, among other responsibilities. Lou holds New York State teaching licenses for the primary and middle school academic levels, as well as being a licensed NY State Public School Administrator through Superintendent. During his teaching tenure, Lou pioneered programs in individualized instruction that emphasized the homogenous grouping of students and teaching methodologies that addressed students’ various learning styles. Lou is active in the Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) and recently served as Executive Officer to the CCME Board of Directors.

Louis J. Schilt

Vice President & Military Liaison

Carole Anne Bailo directs financial management and strategy at Sessions College. Carole Anne is a seasoned financial professional with an extensive and varied background in both profit and not-for-profit organizations. She has worked extensively with venture capitalists to fund start-up companies and has played a major role in bringing several companies through the IPO process and/or merger and acquisition. Carole Anne has served as Chief Financial Officer for the Center for Developmental Disabilities, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to children and adults with developmental disabilities. Carole Anne is a Certified Public Accountant who holds degrees from Pace University, Queens College, and an MBA in Taxation from St. John’s University.

Carole Anne Bailo

CFO

Chief Operating Officer Robert Timm directs technology infrastructure and support at Sessions College, including overall management of the student database and learning management system. As such he oversees student data and administrative tools and reporting, including learner management, learner recruitment, learner performance standards and learner benchmarking and performance measurement. Robert brings to Sessions College many years of expertise in education, distance learning, online communications, and service management. Prior to joining Sessions College, Robert worked with several interactive companies, including GoalQuest.com, Opus360, and About.com. Robert also served as a technology consultant for the City University of New York, designing and developing an online writing lab serving all 18 CUNY colleges. He holds two Master’s Degrees and taught literature and writing for ten years at Baruch College.

Robert Timm

COO

Director of Admissions and Marketing Mhelanie Hernandez is a five-year veteran in Admissions. Prior to joining Sessions College, Mhelanie has worked for PHOENIX magazine and Phoenix Home & Garden magazine, where she designed print advertisements, marketing collateral, and special publication magazine layouts. She has also done a variety of freelance work that includes t-shirt designs, banners, and more. Her interests include digital photography, graphic design, and several art-related projects. She holds an Associate of Applied Science degree with a double major, Graphic Design and Computer Animation, from Glendale Community College.

Mhelanie Hernandez

Director of Admissions and Marketing

Tyler Drake is the Director of Student Services at Sessions College. Tyler manages our Student Services department focused on the academic success of our students. A veteran in online education administration, Tyler has 9 years of experience working in Admissions and Student Services helping students reach their potential as well as their educational goals. Tyler earned his Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Arizona State University and has completed a Masters Degree in Sports Leadership from Concordia University Chicago. He is passionate about sports, movies, music, family, and overall the benefits that come from having a quality education.

Tyler Drake

Director of Student Services