Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Bryant & Stratton College Names Cindy H. Susienka as President and CEO

Business veteran brings years of experience and expertise to leader in personalized, outcomes-based education

Buffalo, NY, August 07, 2013 – Bryant & Stratton College announced today the appointment of Cindy H. Susienka as President and Chief Executive Officer of the College. Susienka brings over three decades of senior and executive-level leadership experience to the institution. In this role, Susienka will lead strategic decisions and forward the mission and vision of the College. Susienka replaces John J. Staschak who is stepping down as President and CEO after a 26-year career with Bryant & Stratton College.

“I am pleased to announce the addition of Cindy to the Bryant & Stratton team. Cindy is a seasoned leader and her success in the highly regulated healthcare industry will translate well to education. Her proclivity to results-driven strategies integrates seamlessly with our mission to deliver outcomes-based education and enhance the employability competencies of our students,” said Bryant H. Prentice, III, Chairman of the Board at Bryant & Stratton College.

Immediately prior to joining Bryant & Stratton College, Susienka held a variety of top leadership roles at Golden Living, including President of Aegis and AseraCare, President and Chief Executive Officer of Golden Innovations and most recently as Chief Operating Officer of the larger parent organization, Golden Living. Before that, Susienka started her career at NovaCare, Inc. As an active leader in healthcare, she served as President of the National Association for Support of Long-Term Care and as the Vice-Chair of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Hospice Action Network.

“I’m passionate about education and consider myself a lifelong learner. A quality education can offer many benefits – personal enrichment, career growth and a sense of achievement when you earn a degree,” said Susienka. “I’m excited to join Bryant & Stratton. This college has an impressive history of providing quality education and I look forward to building on this tradition of excellence and examining what we can be doing better to serve our students.”

Susienka has relocated to the Western New York area for the position. She earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Communicative Disorders from Marquette University.

About Bryant & Stratton College
Bryant & Stratton College is a private career college delivering outcomes based education and training through a flexible, contemporary curriculum in a personalized environment. The College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, and has locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as an Online Education division, and a Professional Skill Center. For almost 160 years, Bryant & Stratton College has been providing real world education leading to bachelor’s degrees, associate’s degrees and professional certificates in the fields of healthcare, technology, legal, business, & graphic design. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit General information can also be found on the College’s website at

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