Promotions, retirements announced at 2U

2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU) president and chief operating officer Rob Cohen will retire, the company said.

He will remain with the company as acting chief operating officer until a replacement is confirmed, after which point he will remain a strategic advisor to the firm and lead negotiations of 2U-university partnership agreements on a part-time basis.

The company has appointed Jim Shelton president, in addition to his existing responsibilities as chief impact officer. Shelton is former deputy secretary at the US Department of Education.

Additionally, Harsha Mokkarala has been named chief marketing officer, replacing Jeff Rinehart, who after a transition period, will be leaving the company following a successful, five-year career at 2U.

Finally, Andrea Papa joins the company as senior vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer. Papa joins from Graham Holdings company (formerly The Washington Post company) where she served as corporate assistant controller and company officer.

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