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Zhanna Stavina Joins Ecotech Institute as Director of
Stavina Brings Experience and Enthusiasm to Executive Team
Denver, Colorado, September 10, 2012 - Ecotech Institute, the first and only college focused
entirely on preparing America’s workforce for careers in renewable energy and
sustainability, has named Zhanna Stavina as the school’s new Director of Admissions.
In her role, Stavina will lead a team of admissions associates who serve as liaisons for
potential and incoming students. She will also make and maintain connections with
students, organizations, guidance counselors, military liaisons and others who may benefit
from an Ecotech education or partnership.
Ms. Stavina has recently served as both a director of enrollment and an instructor at the
University of Phoenix in Lone Tree, Colorado. She simultaneously taught in the School of
Business and Social Sciences while successfully leading a team of admissions professionals.
Before joining Ecotech, she also worked as an enrollment manager and enrollment
counselor, receiving accolades as a top performer. She has also worked in career services
and admissions at Denver School of Massage Therapy and ITT Technical Institute.
“Zhanna’s experience and expertise is perfect for Ecotech and she’s someone who exudes
enthusiasm about what we deliver to students, employers, partners and the community,”
said Mike Seifert, president of Ecotech Institute. “We are delighted to have her on board
and look forward to Zhanna representing our school and executive team.”
Stavina received her Master of Business Administration from University of Phoenix and a
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from University of Colorado.
“It is an honor be in a position where I can share Ecotech Institute with people who could
benefit from its unique offerings,” said Stavina. “In a short time, Ecotech has proven to
offer quality education, a strong community and graduates who are making a difference. I
am proud to be part of the Ecotech family.”
Ecotech Institute, which is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges
and Schools, offers six highly practical renewable energy degree programs created with
employer input that provide graduates with skills valued by today’s alternative renewable
To learn more about Ecotech Institute, visit us online at www.ecotechinstitute.com or call
877-326-5576. The next round of classes begins in October and applications are always
accepted. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.
About Ecotech Institute
Ecotech Institute is the first and only college entirely focused on preparing America’s workforce for
careers in renewable energy and sustainability. Launched in April 2010 in Denver, Colorado, the
college offers five associate’s degrees designed by experts in the industry for people seeking
careers in the emerging cleantech economy. Ecotech Institute is a division of Education Corporation
of America. For more information about Ecotech Institute, visit ecotechinstitute.com or call 877-
About Education Corporation of America
Education Corporation of America is a leader in the post-secondary career school market with
current enrollment of almost 20,000 students. In addition to Ecotech Institute, ECA schools include
Virginia College, founded in 1983, a private institution of higher education that offers non-degree
and associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in the areas of Health and Medical,
Business, Information Technology, Interior Design, Computer Design, Cosmetology, Nursing and
more in 25 different cities in the following states: Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Tennessee,
Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. Virginia College
also offers classes online and operates Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College. ECA also
operates Golf Academy of America, with locations in Phoenix, Arizona; San Diego, California;
Dallas, Texas; Orlando, Florida; and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.