July 13, 2017 - Arlington, Va. – Steve Gunderson, president and CEO of CECU, recently made comments at a U.S. Department of Education public hearing held in Dallas, Texas ahead of negotiated rulemaking sessions on gainful employment and borrower defense to repayment. Read the comments here.
March 7, 2017 – Washington, DC – In response to the announcement from the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid office that it will extend the deadlines for schools to submit alternative earnings appeals and disclosures until July 1, Steve Gunderson, president & CEO of Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU), said the following:
January 9, 2017 – Washington, DC – Following the U.S. Department of Education’s release of gainful employment rates, CECU president and CEO Steve Gunderson released the following statement
November 17, 2016 - Washington, DC - The following statement can be attributed to Steve Gunderson, president and CEO of Career Education Colleges and Universities:
By Steve Gunderson
During the negotiations around the omnibus appropriations bill, the Obama administration made crystal clear their hostility to private sector education – when they informed Congressional leaders that any language in the bill delaying the implementation of the gainful employment regulation until Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act was ”non-negotiable.” Since the completion of the negotiations, the White House has claimed victory for stopping so-called “ideological riders” that were to be attached to the appropriations bill. The administration considers the gainful employment regulation part of Obama and Secretary Duncan’s legacies and went to great lengths to protect it.