People Briefs, Jan. 17, 2020

January 17, 2020 | Volume 51, Number 2

Higher education software and services provider Ellucian (Reston, VA) in January named Stephen Laster as chief product officer. As CPO, Laster joins Ellucian’s executive team to lead all aspects of product direction and strategy across the product, and research and development organizations. Laster will guide Ellucian’s platform, products, and solutions to meet industry needs and accelerate opportunities for digital transformation in the cloud for Ellucian’s more than 2,700 customers worldwide. Laster resigned from McGraw Hill (New York) in September 2019, where he had been chief digital officer since 2012. Before landing at Ellucian, he did a short stint at Penn Foster (Boston), where he was named chief digital and learning officer in November 2019.

Jenny Brandemuehl is retiring this month as chief people officer at Chegg (Santa Clara, CA). She will serve as a consultant to the company’s executive team until March 1, 2020.

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