UTI makes personnel changes, layoffs

Technical education provider Universal Technical Institute Inc. has restructured its management and reduced its workforce by more than 200, the company said in press releases Sept. 13 and Sept. 14.

As part of the restructuring, David Miller, senior vice president of campus admissions, and Shawn Alexander and John Palumbo, vice presidents of campus admissions, will be leaving UTI.

Robert Adler will assume the role of vice president, campus admissions, reporting to Kimberly McWaters, president and CEO.

Universal Technical Institute released about 225 employees nationwide. The company’s nationwide headcount following these terminations is approximately 2,080 employees, compared to 2,368 employees on Sept. 30, 2006.

“Given our lower average student population and current utilization rates, we continue to make appropriate, yet difficult choices,” McWaters said in the Sept. 14 press release. “These choices allow UTI to operate as cost effectively and efficiently as possible, without compromising the quality of our training and customer service.”

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