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Scottsdale Culinary Institute Welcomes New VP of Academic Affairs

Scottsdale, AZ, November 28, 2007 --( Scottsdale Culinary Institute (SCI) recently announced the appointment of John Linville as the new vice president of academic affairs. In his new role, Linville will provide leadership and direction for SCI academics, and facilitate the growth of the school through expanded and improved curricula, as well as new programs.

“John understands that students enroll in our Le Cordon Bleu-affiliated degree programs because they have a unique passion for culinary arts and hospitality. Our students are looking for a quality education and, as vice president of academic affairs, he will be instrumental in meeting – and exceeding those expectations,” said Tracey Epel, interim president of SCI.

Linville arrives at the school with extensive background in education, specifically career schools. He has served as director of education, responsible for developing and refining certificate, associate and bachelor degree programs in General Education, Criminal Justice, Information Technology and Allied Health. Linville has held various positions within the school communities he has served, including faculty member, educational supervisor, program chair and associate dean of academic affairs.

Prior to his career in education, Linville served in the U.S. Air Force, where he achieved the rank of Chief Master Sergeant, the highest rank possible for an enlisted person and received his Associate of Science Degree in Aircraft Maintenance Technology from the Community College of the Air Force in Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. Linville holds a Bachelor of Science in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and a Master of Science in Computer System (e-commerce and web design) from City University in Seattle.

Linville grew up in Columbus, Ohio and currently resides in Scottsdale with his wife, Cyndie and their three children. He enjoys spending time with his family, riding his motorcycle and taking care of his macaw.

About the Scottsdale Culinary Institute
The goal of Scottsdale Culinary Institute is to be a leader in quality culinary education. The school offers certificate, specialized associate degree, and bachelor degree programs in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts, Le Cordon Bleu Hospitality and Restaurant Management, and Le Cordon Bleu Pâtisserie and Baking. The Le Cordon Bleu curriculum emphasizes hands-on learning, and is delivered by skilled and caring faculty. SCI promotes the professional growth of its students while fostering a mutual commitment between the school and the community. For more information visit

About Le Cordon Bleu Schools North America
Le Cordon Bleu Schools North America is the largest provider of quality culinary arts education with 14 affiliate schools throughout the United States. Few institutions possess the distinguished reputation of Le Cordon Bleu, which established its first culinary school in Paris in 1895. For more information about Le Cordon Bleu Schools North America, go to

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