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What Academic Leaders Should Learn from the Coronavirus Pandemic

By John King, Ed.D.
The coronavirus presented the world with a unique set of problems that we had never seen or experienced at this level. The world, and in particular higher education, will be different coming out of this pandemic and as an academic leader you and your team must be ready to deal with and adjust to it. Failure to do so is not an option.

New CECU President Hopes to Give Career College Sector a Voice in Biden Administration

New CECU President Hopes to Give Career College Sector a Voice in Biden Administration

Written from an interview with Dr. Jason Altmire, President and CEO, Career Education Colleges and Universities
Dr. Jason Altmire, president and CEO of Career Education Colleges and Universities, knows there will be challenges for the sector in the new Biden administration. But he says the group has learned lessons from the past and will be able to give the sector a voice, and thus be able to tell all the good their schools do.

What Academic Leaders Should Learn from the Coronavirus Pandemic

Well-Being During Crisis: Taking Care of People in Organizations

By Wallace K Pond, Ph.D., Executive Search Education Practice Partner, Top Gun Ventures
We know intuitively that the COVID-19 crisis has posed challenges to our mental health and overall well-being, but most of us are not aware of the extent of the problem. Fortunately, as overwhelming as the challenges are, there are best practices for supporting well-being and wellness within organizations.

What Academic Leaders Should Learn from the Coronavirus Pandemic

Keiser: Career Schools Should be Proud of Their History

Written by Barbara A. Schmitz from an interview with Dr. Arthur Keiser, Chancellor and CEO, Keiser University
Dr. Arthur Keiser, a history major and career college owner, looks back at the five cycles in the post-World War II world and how they impacted the sector. He remains optimistic about the future of career colleges, believing that more students will be looking for educational opportunities and that career schools are ideally poised to train people and erase the skills gap.

What Academic Leaders Should Learn from the Coronavirus Pandemic

Bellus Academy President Changing Students’ Lives and Perceptions of Career Education

Interview with Lynelle Lynch, President and Owner, Bellus Academy and President, Beauty Changes Lives Foundation
Bellus Academy has reimagined beauty and wellness education, and now it’s trying to change the perception of career and technical jobs. President and owner Lynelle Lynch says she is trying to alter public opinion and make cosmetology school careers first-choice careers through scholarships awarded by the non-profit Beauty Changes Lives Foundation and a national public relations campaign.

What Academic Leaders Should Learn from the Coronavirus Pandemic

Palmieri: We Need to get our Elected Representatives into our Schools

Interview with Tony Palmieri, President/CEO, Valley College
Tony Palmieri, president/CEO of Valley College, has a hands-on management style and believes communication and caring make him a successful leader. To meet the challenges the sector is facing, Palmieri believes it is imperative for schools to build and maintain relationships with their elected representatives and get them into our schools.

What Academic Leaders Should Learn from the Coronavirus Pandemic

Keeping the Legacy Alive: How a Grandmother’s Dream and a Mother’s Mission Became a Son’s Fulfilling Career

Interview with Mitchell Fuerst, President, Success Education Colleges
Mitchell Fuerst, president of Success Education Colleges, talks candidly about how the schools began with his grandmother’s vision, was fulfilled by his mother’s hard work and continued through his commitment to family-oriented ideals and the core value of students first.

What Academic Leaders Should Learn from the Coronavirus Pandemic

Soderberg on Hiring and Cultivating Strong Teams: Be Humble, Hungry and Smart

Interview with Melissa J. Soderberg, President, Quest Education and Career Quest Learning Centers
Melissa Soderberg, President of Quest Education and Career Quest Learning Centers, describes her unique journey to her current position, the talent and culture that is cultivated at Career Quest and how Career Quest is a stellar choice for a higher education school in the Michigan area.

What Academic Leaders Should Learn from the Coronavirus Pandemic