PHOENIX, March 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — GradGuard, an authority at designing and implementing student benefit programs that help schools to attract and retain students, is pleased to announce that Wimer Alberto, Assistant Director of Guest and Conference Housing at Arizona State University has been appointed as its new Director of Campus Partnerships, effective Monday, March 6th, 2017.

In this role, Wimer will maintain and develop relationships with a portfolio of 80-100 institutions of higher education. In addition, he will assist with software implementations, work in concert with GradGuard’s national customer service team and represent GradGuard’s suite of student benefits programs within the higher education community.

According to John Fees, co-founder of GradGuard, «Alberto’s insights into the importance of student housing and residence life to increasing college completion will strengthen our ability to fulfill GradGuard’s mission.  His passion for higher education will bring new energy to our work to support schools who seek to protect their students and institutions from the growing financial losses.»

Wimer currently directs all aspects of both the guest housing operation and conference housing operation at the largest institution of higher education in the United States. Prior to his tenure as Assistant Director at Arizona State University, Wimer worked in various functional areas in student affairs; including positions in residential education, occupancy management, operations, and facilities management.

Wimer is currently a Master of Legal Students candidate at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. He earned a Master of Science degree in Student Affairs Administration and Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Binghamton University. Wimer is also a recognized association leader, having served in multiple leadership in positions in ACPA, ASCA, NEACUHO and ACUHO-I. He currently serves as the Chair-Elect for the ACUHO-I Professionals of Color Network.

«I feel honored to have the opportunity to serve as the Director of Campus Partnerships within GradGuard.  The company’s values align with many of the values that the higher education community holds in high regard. I look forward contributing to GradGuard’s mission in this new capacity,» Wimer stated.

«The position that Wimer is coming in to fill takes a unique set of skills.  He combines knowledge of the industry, a great instinct for managing operations and a friendly personality, which will greatly assist our team in fulfilling the expectations of our growing network of colleges and universities,» said, Steven Fucci, Vice President of Campus Development.

GradGuard, a service of Next Generation Insurance Group LLC, is a leading provider of student protection programs at more than 200 colleges and universities and an authority at designing and implementing student benefit programs that help schools to attract and retain students.  Since 2008, GradGuard’s tuition and renters insurance programs have helped more than 600,000 students protect their investment in a higher education. Please visit to learn more about how we fulfill our mission to protect the investment students’ and their families making in a higher education.  Learn more at

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