eCollege(SM) Promotes Matthew Schnittman To Vice President of Professional Services

July 16, 2001

eCollege(SM) (NASDAQ:ECLG), a leading provider of eLearning software and services to the higher education market, today announced that it promoted Matthew Schnittman to vice president of Professional Services, overseeing all customer service aspects of the company, including Client Services, Help Desk, Course Development, Instructional Design, and Program Consulting.

“Customer service is our top priority, and as such, we are pleased to promote Matthew to this position,” said Oakleigh Thorne, chairman and CEO of eCollege. “He has been a valuable member of our management team and instrumental in building customer relationships.”

Mr. Schnittman has been with eCollege for two years. Prior to joining the company, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Strategic Services division. Mr. Schnittman earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business and Public Administration in Marketing from the University of Arizona, and an MBA in Management and Strategy, Finance and Marketing from JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

About eCollege

eCollege (NASDAQ:ECLG) is an eLearning software and services provider. Comprised of educators and technologists, eCollege partners with colleges, universities, schools and corporations to design, build and support high quality learning communities. eCollege’s Educational Partners include such institutions as National University; Seton Hall University; University of Colorado; DeVry University, Inc.; Kentucky Virtual High School; and Microsoft Faculty Center. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Denver.

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