UTI Names Jerome Grant as COO
Nov. 30, 2017—Universal Technical Institute (UTI) names Jerome Grant as the chief operating officer. He joined UTI on November 27 bringing 20 years of executive educational marketing leadership.
Grant will lead the execution of key growth initiatives, including increasing student enrollment, moving from a campus model of large destination campuses to smaller commuter campuses, diversifying program offerings and expanding industry relationships.
His focus will be partnering with marketing and admissions leaders to develop and implement innovative strategies that will accelerate new student growth and meet strong industry demand for skilled technicians.
He will oversee the company's marketing, admissions and operations functions.
"Jerome is a strong leader and operator with a long record of implementing transformational change," says Kim McWaters, president and CEO. "He has a wealth of experience in adjacent industries that complements our team and, at the same time, brings unique perspective and expertise to the organization."
"UTI has built a very strong brand and the company has significant growth potential," says Grant. "I look forward to working with the team to further the company's leadership in transportation technical training, with a focus on driving long-term growth and profitability."
Previously, Grant was Senior Vice President, Chief Services Officer with McGraw-Hill Education, Inc. and served in multiple executive roles with Pearson Education, Inc.
He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in labor relations and marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.