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Keynote Speakers at CECU Convention: Highlight Innovation for a Successful Future

By Sara Klein, written from Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) convention sessions
The 2019 CECU Convention, held June 2-4 in New Orleans, operated under the theme of “Innovation: Our History! Our Future!” The convention provided four keynote addresses and more than 40 sessions, along with a diverse exhibit hall. The convention also delivered opportunities for networking and learning, so school leaders could return energized and excited for the new school year.

For-Profit Colleges Face Legislation That Could Shut Them Down

For-Profit Colleges Face Legislation That Could Shut Them Down

Written from Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) convention session titled, State Executive Panel: New Sector Attacks at the State Level
Increasingly, states are taking legislative action against for-profit colleges that could lead to those schools’ demise. It’s a trend sector experts expect to grow. A panel at the 2019 Career Education Colleges and Universities or CECU annual convention talked about the legislative challenges that New York and California colleges have encountered, and gave advice on how schools can fight the battle, should it happen in their state, too.

Keynote Speakers at CECU Convention: Highlight Innovation for a Successful Future

Highlights From CSPEN’s 2019 Higher Education Policy Meeting

By Central States Private Education Network (CSPEN)
In February, CSPEN held a Higher Education Policy meeting in Washington D.C. One of the highlights for attendees was hearing from the opening keynote speaker, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) who encouraged attendees to highlight the positive impact career schools are having at the state and local level.

Keynote Speakers at CECU Convention: Highlight Innovation for a Successful Future

CECU CEO Summit – Research Will Tell the Story of the New Sector

Interview with Steve Gunderson, President and CEO, Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU)
Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) recently hosted their annual CEO Summit in Las Vegas. In our interview with Steven Gunderson, president and CEO of CECU, he discusses CECU’s commissioned research by Gallup and NDP Analytics, the political environment, the new sector, and goals for 2019.

Keynote Speakers at CECU Convention: Highlight Innovation for a Successful Future

Mast: ‘Defining Moments’ Help People Find Purpose and Success in Life

Written from CECU Plenary Presentation, “A Commitment to Service” with U.S. Representative Brian Mast (FL-18)
Career colleges allow students to redefine their lives, offering opportunities to find purpose and success in their lives, according to U.S. Rep. Brian Mast. He discussed how he redefined his life after being injured in the U.S. Army at the 2018 CECU Annual Convention and Expo.

Keynote Speakers at CECU Convention: Highlight Innovation for a Successful Future

Can Consensus be Found for the Future of Postsecondary Career Education?

Written from CECU Plenary Presentation, “Can We Find Consensus: The Future of Postsecondary Career Education” with Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed, Ben Miller, Center for American Progress and Keith Zakarin, Duane Morris
During the closing session at the 2018 CECU Annual Convention and Expo, “Can We Find Consensus: The Future of Postsecondary Career Education,” panelists Ben Miller of the Center for American Progress and Keith Zakarin of Duane Morris discussed the path career education needs to take.

Keynote Speakers at CECU Convention: Highlight Innovation for a Successful Future

CECU: Postsecondary Career Education Faces Opportunities and Obligations in Coming Year

Written from Statements made by Steve Gunderson, President and CEO of CECU During the CECU Meeting of the Members
The Career Education Colleges and Universities held its Annual Convention & Expo in June, where President and CEO Steve Gunderson told members about the opportunities and obligations facing the sector, and he encouraged everyone to get involved.

Keynote Speakers at CECU Convention: Highlight Innovation for a Successful Future

‘Take Control’: How to ‘Future-Proof’ Your Institutions and Your Students

Written from CECU Plenary Presentation, “Your Role in Creating Tomorrow’s Workforce”with Seth Mattison
“Future proofing” career schools and their students is a pathway to success, said Seth Mattison, an expert on workforce trends who spoke at the 2018 Career Education Colleges and Universities Annual Convention & Expo in June. It’s not just teaching students how to do a certain job, but also ensuring they possess the evolving soft skills needed for today’s workplace.

Keynote Speakers at CECU Convention: Highlight Innovation for a Successful Future

CSPEN Conference Brings Together Schools to Discuss Opportunities, Challenges

The Central States Private Education Network Annual Conference brought experts and schools together to discuss some of the challenges and opportunities facing the sector, including the state of accreditation, the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act and other educational reforms.

Keynote Speakers at CECU Convention: Highlight Innovation for a Successful Future