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Higher Education Leaders and Innovators to Attend the 2014 APSCU Convention: The Education Evolution


Washington, D.C., June 16, 2014 – Leaders from across higher education will convene at the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) Annual Convention and Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 16-18, 2014. “The Education Evolution” Convention will emphasize private sector collaboration and innovation.

“This year’s APSCU Convention has been designed to emulate what many private sector institutions are known for—an accelerated, career-focused education. We’ve created five educational tracks that host sessions focused on the issues our institutions face today with extra emphasis on innovation and collaboration,” said APSCU President and CEO Steve Gunderson. “The APSCU Convention’s education tracks will provide our institutions with a platform for dialogue on the latest trends in postsecondary education. I look forward to participating in these important conversations with our institutions’ leaders, educators and innovators.”

Four general sessions will feature five keynote speakers:

  • Bob Kerrey, former U.S. Senator of Nebraska, “Innovation in Education”
  • Charlie Cook, political analyst, “A Political Outlook from Charlie Cook”
  • Dr. Marci Rossell, former CNBC Chief Economist and Co-host of Squawk Box, “The Value of Innovation in Higher Education”
  • Leslie Sanchez, political strategist and former White House Executive Director, “The Value of Innovation in Higher Education”
  • Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida, “Leading in a Climate of Change”

In advance of the 70th Anniversary of the original GI Bill®, APSCU released a white paper by Michael Dakduk, vice president of military and veterans affairs, “Defining Military-Friendly and Veteran-Friendly for Higher Education: Clarifying Ill-Defined Terms,” at the APSCU Convention. The paper, published in partnership with Pearson, proposes a framework for institutions that promotes transparency, compliance and support for student veterans, student servicemembers and their families.

Members of the media can request credentials by e-mailing: press@apscu.org

About 2014 APSCU Annual Convention and Exposition: The Education Evolution
The 2014 APSCU Annual Convention and Exposition will be held at The Palazzo Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The three day convention will feature five keynote speakers, five educational tracks and several networking opportunities. The event provides an opportunity for higher education and workforce leaders to address regulatory issues, establish and discuss best practices, and train professionals at all levels from the higher education industry.

About APSCU
The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) is a voluntary membership organization of accredited, private postsecondary schools, institutes, colleges and universities that provide career-specific educational programs. APSCU has 1,700 members that educate and support over three million students each year for employment in over 200 occupational fields. APSCU member institutions provide the full range of higher education programs, including master's and doctorate degrees, two- and four-year associate and baccalaureate degree programs, and short-term certificate and diploma programs.
 

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PSCUs open doors to many of the 13 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.