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Tower Education Technologies Names Debra Siler Chief Executive Officer

Tower Education Technologies (Tower), Boca Raton’s higher education technology startup, announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has appointed Debra Siler as Chief Executive Officer. Siler has served as Tower’s Chief Information Officer since she co-founded the company in 2017.

Siler is a well-regarded information technology veteran with 25 years of leadership in the field. Siler’s areas of expertise include IT vision and strategy, large-scale program management, global team training and leadership, and stakeholder and partner relations.

“We are delighted to welcome Debra to lead our growing team in her role as CEO of Tower Education Technologies. She has the perfect combination of technical expertise, business acumen, and dedication to higher education,” said Zhanjun Y Niohuru, Chairman of the Board of Tower Education Technologies. “All of us at Tower are excited to have her as our CEO,” continued Niohuru.

“Access to education is a great equalizer and a societal good that pays dividends for all of us, and that’s why I am excited about my role as CEO at Tower Education Technologies,” said Siler. “It is our goal to become indispensable partners with higher education institutions to help them attract and manage students from all over the world through our proprietary technology,” continued Siler.

In Siler’s notable career, she has held technology leadership roles at scientific, regulatory, and financial agencies. Outside of the public sector, Siler has advised Fortune 500 clients in enriching practices and performance. Colleagues recognize her as a visionary and collaborative leader who strategically adapts to rapid changes in market forces.

Siler is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

About Tower Education Technologies

Tower Education Technologies empowers higher education institutions with assessing, developing growth strategies, and improving student engagement and outcomes. Tower is the only provider to offer a cloud-based platform that combines a SIS, CRM, LMS, and professional engagement solution. To learn more, visit