With more than15 years of progressive experience as an educator and administrator in both the higher education and nonprofit sectors, Blassingame will assume responsibility for maintaining Ashworth’s 65+ career diploma programs as well as the development of new programs serving the career training market.
Most recently Blassingame served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Talladega College managing development, alumni affairs, marketing, and Title III. Prior, she served both on the faculty and as program director for the Business & Technology programs at the University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies, in Falls Church, VA.
“Education is a vehicle by which people can be empowered to participate in the local, national, regional, or global communities,”
In both her teaching and administrative capacities, Blassingame has developed curricula, on the undergraduate and graduate levels, and ranging from individual courses to entire certificate programs in business and technology.
Dr. Leslie Gargiulo, Ashworth College’s Chief Academic Officer commented, “We’re excited to have Cassandra as part of Ashworth’s education team. Her experience and enthusiasm is proving to be a tremendous asset and her extensive knowledge and experience she brings has already started to make an impact on our business.”
Originally from Aurora, IL, Blassingame received her Bachelor of Arts in computer science at Talladega College and her MEd in Adult Education at University of Missouri-St. Louis where she is currently a PhD candidate.
Blassingame has three sons and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
About Ashworth College
Headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA, Ashworth College, a leading online school, has built a tradition of excellence spanning 25 years, offering students worldwide more than 115 online college degrees, online certificate programs, career training, and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults. Ashworth is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. For more information, visit http://www.ashworthcollege.edu.
Ashworth is a Sterling Partners portfolio company. Sterling Partners is a leading private equity firm with over 25 years of experience partnering with entrepreneurs to build market-leading businesses. With approximately $5 billion of assets under management, Sterling Partners invests growth capital in industries with positive, long-term trends and provides ongoing support to management through a dedicated team of industry veterans, operators, strategy experts and human capital professionals. Sterling Partners is a leader in education, healthcare and business services and has offices in Chicago, Baltimore, and Miami. For more information, please visit www.sterlingpartners.com.