March 2, 2012

Hillary Maxwell, 571-212-0806
Heather Greenaway, 571-215-6151

APSCU To Host Advocacy Day On Educating America's Workforce

New APSCU President And CEO, Steve Gunderson, To Deliver Keynote Remarks

Washington, D.C. - The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) will host its annual Advocacy Day on Tuesday, March 6 and Wednesday, March 7 on Capitol Hill. Education leaders and students from private sector colleges and universities will convene to discuss educating America's workforce.

Former Congressman and President and CEO of APSCU Steve Gunderson will deliver his first keynote address entitled “Preparing for the Job Ahead” to APSCU members. The advocacy events will also feature sessions on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act and awards ceremonies honoring five alumni of private sector colleges and universities from around the country and APSCU's national and regional employers of the year.

WHAT:   APSCU's 2012 Advocacy Day 

WHEN:   Tuesday, March 6, 2012

9:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Panel discussions

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: APSCU President and CEO Steve Gunderson keynote address

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: GREAT Awards Ceremony

WHERE:   Washington Court Hotel (Tuesday events)525 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.

Canon Caucus Room (Wednesday event)Cannon House Office BuildingWashington, D.C. 


Members of the media planning to attend should register with Hillary Maxwell, 571-212-0806.Media creditials will be issued on site upon check-in.


Sanetra Hall Sanetra Hall - 2014 GREAT Award Winner

Guillermo De La Riva Guillermo De La Riva - 2014 GREAT Award Winner

Gregory Dunn Gregory Dunn - 2014 GREAT Award Winner



PSCUs open doors to many of the 9 million unemployed and 90 million undereducated Americans by providing a skills-based education. To remain competitive over the next decade, we must identify between 8 and 23 million new workers with postsecondary skills. PSCUs are a necessary part of that solution, having produced over 800,000 degrees last year alone.