In 2021, CECU played a pivotal role in the professional development offerings available for our sector. CECU hosted 35 webinars throughout the year on topics ranging from hot-off-the-press government relations and regulatory issues to campus management topics such as the balance and relationship between admissions and financial aid; we traveled to Philadelphia to host the annual CEO Summit strategy meeting; the Leadership Institute went virtual to be more accessible, offering 30 hours of campus leadership content; we hosted the first virtual Hill Day along with over 100 Hill visits; and we were finally able to see each other in-person at the Career Education Convention in Dallas, Texas.
Three distinguished Members of Congress spoke at the 2021 CEO Summit — Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC), and Congressmen Fred Keller (R-PA) and Burgess Owens (R-UT).
Looking Ahead to 2022
It is more important than ever that our sector continues to come together and grow in the work we do. CECU is working hard to offer the highest quality events and webinars to the sector. We hope you’ll mark your calendars and join us for our 2022 events!
Save the Dates
Please note that in-person event offerings are continuously monitored and planned accordingly to offer safe and enjoyable events for attendees and that dates may change for events. For the most current information please visit www.carer.org/events.
CECU continues to support the sector through our increased media relations efforts. When the Pell Grant provision that excluded for-profit students from the $550 Pell Grant increase was included in the Build Back Better Act, CECU hit the ground running. One of the first reporters CECU spoke with was Erica L. Green of The New York Times. Green’s article, “Democrats’ Bill Would Deny For-Profit College Students Extra Aid,” was not only featured on the NYT website but also on the front page of the Saturday newspaper. Shortly after, several major national outlets including, The Washington Post, Inside Higher Ed, The Business Journals, Politico, contacted CECU to discuss the provision. For the full list of the recent coverage on the Pell Grant provision, click here.
Check out more highlights in the CECU Annual Report!
The Career Education Report Podcast
CECU joins the podcast community. The first episode of the Career Education Report podcast will be released in early 2022! Join host Dr. Jason Altmire, President and CEO of CECU, as he discusses the issues and innovations affecting postsecondary career education. Twice monthly, he and his guests discuss politics, business, and current events impacting education and public policy.
Our first guest, David Wasserman of The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter discusses midterms, redistricting, and much more. You will be able to listen to the Career Education Report on the CECU website, Apple Podcast, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Career Education Review Begins a New Chapter
In July 2021, CECU acquired Career Education Review (CER), a respected publication that has covered the sector for nearly 100 years. In 2022, CER will begin a new chapter and will be published as a full-color quarterly magazine. CER will still provide readers with the in-depth articles they know, but they will be presented in a new dynamic format. All CECU school member executives will receive the hard copy publication and the over 650 CECU member campuses and Allied members will receive a PDF of the issue. The winter issue is focused on innovation in career education and will be released in early 2022.
Advertise in the New Career Education Review
If you would like to advertise in the first issue, the deadline is Jan. 3. For more information, contact Jenny Faubert at Jenny.Faubert@career.org.
A Look Back at Career Education Review’s Top 5 Articles of 2021