MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — EdR (NYSE: EDR), one of the nation’s largest developers, owners and managers of high quality collegiate housing communities, today announced that Monte J. “Joe” Barrow resigned from the company’s Board of Directors effective April 1 in accordance with the company’s board succession plan.

Mr. Barrow had been a member of EdR’s board since its initial public offering (IPO) in 2005.

“Joe’s vast experience in finance and with public companies has been invaluable as EdR has matured since its IPO more than a decade ago,” said Randy Churchey, EdR’s chairman of the board and chief executive officer. “He has been a guiding light for our company, and we are grateful for his guidance, support and friendship over the past 12 years.”

About EdR 
EdR (NYSE:EDR) is one of America’s largest owners, developers and managers of collegiate housing. EdR is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust that owns or manages 88 communities with more than 45,800 beds serving 55 universities in 25 states. EdR is a member of the Russell 2000 Index, the S&P MidCap 400 and the Morgan Stanley REIT indices. For details, please visit the company’s Web site at

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