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Subsequent Events

Subsequent Events
9 Months Ended
Jan. 31, 2021
Subsequent Events [Abstract]
Subsequent Events Subsequent Events
On March 8, 2021, the Company announced that Aspen University received the final required state and board of registered nursing regulatory approvals for their new Pre-Licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) campus in Nashville, Tennessee, with permission to commence marketing and begin to enroll first-year prerequisite students effective immediately. Aspen University is targeting to begin its initial (years 2-3) core program semester in Nashville in August, 2021, in clinical partnership with HCA Healthcare TriStar Division, NorthCrest Medical Center, Nashville General Hospital, among others.

On February 25, 2021, Frank J. Cotroneo, former Chief Financial Officer and director of the Company, resigned from his positions as an officer and director of the Company and terminated his employment with the Company. His departure was effective February 26, 2021. In connection with Mr. Cotroneo’s resignation, the Company entered into a Confidential Severance Agreement with Mr. Cotroneo (the “Agreement”). Mr. Controneo’s Employment Agreement terminated upon execution of the Agreement. Under the Agreement, Mr. Cotroneo will receive severance of $150,000, $18,563 as a final bonus for fiscal year 2020, $33,750 as a final bonus for fiscal year 2021, and up to $96,250 as reimbursement for relocation costs which the Company had previously agreed to in order to induce Mr. Cotroneo to move. For six months, the Company agreed to pay Mr. Cotroneo’s health insurance and related costs. In addition, the Company agreed to the automatic vesting of 13,892 unvested non-qualified stock options exercisable at $5.12 and the automatic vesting of 80,251 restricted stock units. The remaining 48,750 price based restricted stock units terminated. The Board of Directors of the Company appointed Robert Alessi, who had been serving as the Chief Accounting Officer of the Company, to serve as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer on an interim basis effective immediately. Mr. Alessi’s compensatory arrangements did not change in connection with his appointment as the Company’s Interim Chief Financial Officer.
On February 8, 2021, the Company provided written notice to Canaccord Genuity of its election to terminate the Equity Distribution Agreement. This action terminates the Company’s at-the-market offering facility effective February 18, 2021.