Sanjay Sardana joined Carrington Colleges Group, Inc., a part of DeVry Inc., a global provider of educational services, in 2012 as the Vice President of Finance. His experience and knowledge of the educational financial industry shines through his success with the Carrington brand.
In his role, Sanjay is responsible for overseeing the accounting, financial operations and financial planning and analysis teams, which is comprised of Carrington College® and Carrington College® California.
Prior to joining Carrington, Sanjay served as the Sr. Director of Financial Services at DeVry University. He was responsible for the finance team and for creating the student finance team for Online, which supports DeVry University, it’s Keller Graduate School of Management and Chamberlain College of Nursing.
Post DeVry, at Ultimate Medical Academy, where he was the Sr. Vice President of Finance and Operations, he oversaw finance, student finance and campus operations for the company. Sanjay also spent five years with the Mentor Network, a diversified managed healthcare services company.
“We are pleased to welcome Sanjay back to the to the Carrington and DeVry Inc. family,” said Robert Paul, president of Carrington Colleges Group, Inc. “He brings significant higher education experience in both finance and operations to his new role at Carrington. ”
Sanjay earned a B.S. in Finance from Shri Ram College of Commerce of Delhi University in New Delhi, India, an MBA in Accounting from Johnson & Wales University, and an MBA in Marketing from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management.
Mr. Vaughn has served as the Vice President of Marketing and Admissions since August 2008. Mr. Vaughn previously served as the Director of Marketing and Admissions for Carrington College™ from 2004-2008.
Mr. McMurtry has been the head of Carrington Colleges Group, Inc.’s Information Technology department since January of 2004. Prior to taking on this role, he was the Vice President of Information Systems for Carrington College™ California.
Ms. Gregg has served as Human Resources Vice President of Carrington Colleges Group, Inc. since joining the Company in March 2004. Ms. Gregg has over 30 years of Human Resources management experience in various industries including biomedical, professional services, high technology, and manufacturing.
Melissa Esbenshade brings 17 years of marketing experience to Carrington Colleges Group, Inc., a part of DeVry Inc., a global provider of educational services, and was appointed vice president of marketing in August 2011. Her passion and commitment to bringing success to the Carrington brand shows in her hard work and dedication.
In her role, Esbenshade is responsible for creating, leading and managing marketing strategies to recruit and retain students for Carrington Colleges Group, Inc., which is comprised of Carrington College® and Carrington College® California.
Prior to joining Carrington, Esbenshade served as vice president of marketing for Universal Technical Institute where she led a team that reduced response time to prospective students, enhanced the quality of student inquiries and optimized the marketing mix. She also spent nine years at General Electric in positions that included industry marketing manager and vice president of marketing and product development for GE Money.
“We are pleased to welcome Melissa to the Carrington and DeVry Inc. family,” said Robert Paul, president of Carrington Colleges Group, Inc. “She brings a rich blend of professional experience in marketing, customer service and process improvement both in private sector higher education and business.”
Esbenshade holds a Master of Business Administration in services marketing and management from Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from University of Richmond. She resides in Scottsdale, Ariz. with her husband, where they enjoy hiking and camping in the great southwest.
|Jeffrey R. Akens
President of Carrington College™ California
President of Carrington College™
Vice President, Finance
Vice President, Information Technology
Vice President of Marketing