June 15, 2021

Cengage Appoints Marty Lange as General Manager for Secondary Education

Lange will Lead Expansion of Career and College Readiness Programs

BOSTON—June 15, 2021— Cengage, a global education technology company serving millions of learners, today announced the appointment of Marty Lange as Senior Vice President and General Manager of its Secondary Education business, National Geographic Learning. National Geographic Learning is a leader in social sciences, STEM, AP and CTE programs for the US secondary education market.

Headshot of a smiling Marty Lange, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cengage Group's Secondary Education business, National Geographic Learning against a white background. 

In his role as SVP and General Manager, Lange will be responsible for business strategy development and execution for National Geographic Learning. Lange’s near-term focus will be on expanding the company’s core programs, advanced placement and career and technical education programs. Lange will report to the Kermit Cook, Cengage’s Chief Operating Officer.

“Marty is the right leader to guide our Secondary Education business as we expand our career and college readiness programs, enabling today’s students with the skills and competencies they need to pursue higher education or enter the workforce,” said Cook. “Marty brings a unique and much valued perspective to the table; having worked for a number of years in both higher education and K-12, he understands the challenges that today’s high school students too often face when transitioning to college or finding a job. His deep experience with learning technology is critical as we develop engaging digital learning experiences that help learners succeed.”

Lange has nearly three decades of experience in education and edtech, and is a proven leader in developing innovative, personalized learning experiences. Prior to joining Cengage, Lange served President, North America, K-20 Education and Corporate L&D, at Area 9 Lyceum, an education and training company. Lange also previously spent over 20 years in a number of executive leadership roles at McGraw Hill, most recently serving as both Chief Product and Operating Officer for the publisher’s K-12 business.

“I’m thrilled to join the Cengage and National Geographic Learning team and have the opportunity to lead the Secondary Education business through this pivotal moment,” said Lange. “Cengage is well-positioned to meet the evolving needs of today’s students, and a large part of this is driven by the people – the company’s culture and dedication to enabling learners pervades all levels of the organization. I’m extremely proud to join a team that is laser-focused on helping students harness their potential and find success in furthering their education, as well as in the job market.”

About Cengage

Cengage, a global education technology company serving millions of learners, provides quality digital products and services, equipping students with the skills and competencies needed to advance their careers and improve their lives. We serve the secondary education, higher education, workforce skills, English language teaching and research markets worldwide. Our industry-leading products and services make education more accessible and affordable, including Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on LinkedInFacebook or Twitter.

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