Jim Shelton Appointed 2U President After Rob Cohen Announces Retirement

NEW FOR 2U: Back in June, former deputy secretary at the US Department of Education Jim Shelton announced his move to Landover, MD-based 2U as "Chief Impact Officer." But now, he's moving up the ranks. 2U announced on January 6 that Rob Cohen, president and chief operating officer, plans to retire. The company has appointed Jim Shelton president of the company.

"I would also like to congratulate Jim on his expanded role and responsibilities. His vast experience across the business and education sectors will help us expand our market-leading offerings and ensure that we continue to deliver for our customers and shareholders," said 2U CEO Chip Paucek in a statement.

Cohen has been with 2U since the company's founding in 2008.

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