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ECPI UniversityStrong Outcomes at ECPI University Attributed to High Student Engagement
Written from an interview with Mark Dreyfus, President, and Jeff Arthur, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs & Chief Information Officer, ECPI University

ECPI is an innovative career college that has high engagement, a focused curriculum, and caters to veterans and a diverse student population, while producing many STEM and nursing graduates throughout the southeast.


Fred FreedmanFred Freedman, A Champion for Nontraditional Career Education, Retires After Nearly 40 Years in the Sector
By Diane Smith, Public Relations and Communications Manager, Pima Medical Institute

Fred Freedman has a reputation as a champion of nontraditional postsecondary education focused on hard to serve, less advantaged students. Freedman has been instrumental in guiding Pima Medical along the path created by its founders over 50 years ago.


Dr. A.R SullivanA Trailblazer in the Career Education Sector: Dr. A.R. (Al) Sullivan’s Legacy Lives On
By Jenny Faubert, Vice President of Communications, Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU)

This past February, we said goodbye to Dr. A.R. (Al) Sullivan, a pioneer in the proprietary career education sector. Dr. Sullivan will be remembered for leading Sullivan University through years of growth and transformation, but more importantly, he will be remembered for the thousands of students’ lives changed by Sullivan University.


Dr. Joe PaceDr. Joe Pace Retires from The Pacific Institute After 30 Years
By Dr. Scott Fitzgibbon, Partner, Education Initiative, The Pacific Institute

As Chairman of the Education Initiative for The Pacific Institute, Dr. Joe Pace has spent more than 30 years teaching faculty, staff and students how to achieve their dreams through practical application of cognitive and behavioral science and positive psychology.


Debbie CochraneCochrane’s First Year as the Chief of California’s Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
Written from an interview with Debbie Cochrane, Chief, Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

In March of 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Debbie Cochrane as the chief of California’s Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Previously, Cochrane was the executive vice president at The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS). Cochrane discusses the many responsibilities and duties of BPPE.


Using Labor Market Data to Ensure Career Readiness
By Remie Verougstraete, Senior Writer and Strategist, Emsi Burning Glass

The U.S. economy is a dynamic, rapidly changing landscape. That makes labor market data an essential tool for colleges and universities focused on preparing students for successful careers. Institutions that can track, understand, and respond to these changes will best position themselves, and more importantly their students, to thrive in the future of work.

Something for Everyone at the 2022 Career Education Convention
By Kelley Blanchard, Executive Vice President, Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU)

The Career Education Convention is returning to Las Vegas at the MGM Grand, May 31-June 2, 2022. The event is the largest annual gathering of private career education professionals and organizations.

Top 10 Takeaways from Negotiated Rulemaking on Institutional and Programmatic Eligibility
By Nicholas Kent, Senior Vice President of Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU)

Gainful Employment, Then and Now: Comparing the 2014 Rule to the 2022 Proposed Language
By Kristina Gill and Jonathan Helwink, Duane Morris, LLP

The Updated 90/10 Rule: What’s New and What’s the Same
By Dave McClintock, CPA, Managing Director, McClintock & Associates

The Return of CFPB Scrutiny
By Josh Kotin, Partner, Cooley LLP

Washington News Brief – March 30, 2022, to April 26, 2022
By Sharon H. Bob, Ph.D., Higher Education Specialist, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, PC