John StaschakThe membership of the Association of Proprietary Colleges elected John J. Staschak, C.P.A., M.B.A., B.S., to its Board of Trustees at the annual meeting in June.

Staschak, President and CEO of Bryant & Stratton College, replaces Bryant H. “By” Prentice, III, chairman of the Board of Bryant & Stratton, who retired as vice president of the APC Board of Trustees after nearly two decades of dedicated service.

“First and foremost we salute and thank By Prentice for providing years of wisdom, counsel and friendship to the members of the APC Board of Trustees. His experience will truly be missed,” said Stephen J. Jerome, president of the APC board and president of Monroe College. “And we welcome John Staschak to the board. His vast experience in higher education will add tremendous value to our Board and to the services we provide to APC members and their students.”

APC represents a select group of 28 privately owned, accredited, degree-granting colleges across New York. Trustees carry out the mission of the association by educating state and federal decision makers in favor of legislation and policy that supports the goals of higher education in New York and helps make college more affordable and accessible for all students.

Staschak, a Niagara Falls native and current Ransomville resident, joined Bryant & Stratton College in 1987 and served as Controller and Assistant Secretary of the College until 1990.  Throughout his career he served as Vice President of Finance, Vice President and Regional Manager, Western Region and Secretary, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations. He also served as Treasurer from 1989 to 1999 and became President & CEO in 2001.

Staschak holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in finance from Canisius College. He is a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Substantive Change Committee.