Meeting with ED & Workforce Cabinet … Spring Symposium … New on-line training, and much more!
Come join us in Frankfort on Tuesday, Feb 25th for meetings with your state Representatives and Senators! A structured, scheduled opportunity for proprietary colleges and schools to put their best foot forward with key policy makers and their staffs.
To join the outreach initiative:
Veterans for Career Education (VCE) provided details today of provisions in the House version of the reauthorized Higher Education Act that would restrict access to proprietary career colleges by veterans and their family members.
“If this bill passes in its current form, Congress is essentially telling veterans that they are incapable of choosing the school that best fits their career goals,” VCE said from Washington, D.C.
For more information go to https://www.vetsforcareered.org/
In a letter to Rep. Brett Guthrie (Kentucky’s 2nd Congressional District), the organization lists its priorities for Congressional reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, which guides the regulation of all colleges and universities in the U.S. whose students receive federal financial aid.
The correspondence reads, in part: ” We believe strongly that a level playing field must be established and preserved for all education providers regardless of their tax status…Protect(ing) the ability for veterans and service members to use their earned benefits at the college or school of their choice… and preserv(ing) and expand(ing) student aid for quality and effective career education programs as short as eight weeks in length, to promote more agile training sector responses to current and emerging workforce shortages.”
Read the full letter at the link below.
LOUISVILLE – Kentucky State Rep. Adam Koenig, R-Erlanger, has been named the Kentucky Association of Career Colleges and Schools (KACCS) 2019 Legislator of the Year.
Rep. Koenig serves as chairman of the Kentucky House of Representatives Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations Committee. The Legislator of the Year award was announced Friday, Aug. 9., during the KACCS annual conference, which was held at Sullivan University in Louisville.
LOUISVILLE – Chris Ernst, Senior Vice President for Administration at Sullivan University, has been elected president of the Kentucky Association of Career Colleges and Schools (KACCS).
Ernst, a Louisville native and Sullivan University graduate, officially began his tenure as president during the Aug. 9 KACCS annual conference, which was held at Sullivan University in Louisville. He follows past presidents Cindy Landry of ATA College and Jan Gordon, also of Sullivan University.
As KACCS president, Ernst will manage the business and affairs of the organization while reporting to the KACCS Board of Directors and membership.
… when you miss another fabulous KACCS Conference & Exhibition!
Images below from “Navigating change through innovation,” the 2019 KACCS Conference & Exhibition.
Thanks to Ambassador, Elsevier, Cengage, Creative-Image Technology, McGraw Hill, Pearson, TFC Tuition Financing, Jones & Bartlett, Viktory Student, F.A. Davis, Pantheon Student Solutions, and Integri-Shield for supporting the career education sector in the Bluegrass State!
Career college student veterans, current and alumni, turned out in Louisville Aug. 5th to learn more about how they can protect their right to choose a college or career-oriented school without interference from federal policy makers. For more information about the issues and the active mobilization on behalf of Veterans’ choice, go to link below: Veterans for Career Education.
Learn more about issues and policies confronting the Career Education sector at the 2019 KACCS Conference & Exhibition, Friday, Aug. 9th in Louisville. There is still time to register!
“Sullivan University and Spalding University have reached an agreement that makes it easier for Spalding students to earn a doctorate of pharmacy degree from Sullivan’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. At a signing event on Monday, leaders of the two Louisville schools said the new pathway agreement will allow more students to complete a doctorate of pharmacy degree, or Pharm.D., and enter the job market sooner…”
By Chris Larson, Louisville Business First, July 8, 2019 https://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/
… The next meeting of the Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education will be Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 1:30 PM Eastern Time in Room 432 – Frankfort, KY.
… and pride in completion! From the Spring 2019 Sullivan University graduation ceremony. For more information, go to www.sullivan.edu.
The new address for the Kentucky Association of Career Colleges and Schools, effective immediately:
291 N. Hubbards Lane, Suite 172-243 | Louisville, KY 40207
More than 100 family members, friends and supporters turned out May 17 in Louisville to honor the 2019 graduates of the MedQuest dental assisting, medical assisting and medical billing and coding programs. Congratulations to the MedQuest Class of 2019! For more information go to https://medquestcollege.edu/
“Solutions that could better-support existing borrowers, as well as reforms to improve the system…”
Americans currently hold $1.5 trillion in outstanding federal student loan debt, with nearly one in five adults carrying a share of this burden. Less than half of new borrowers can put a dent in their principal balance within three years of entering repayment. Worse yet, some traditionally under-served populations carry disproportionately large debt burdens and are more likely to default. With reauthorization of the Higher Education Act on the horizon, now is the time to consider reforms. Sponsored by the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program, and the Consumer Bankers Association. as we explore solutions that could better-support existing borrowers, as well as reforms to improve the system moving forward. Click the link to recent panel discussion at BPC!
Next meeting of the Kentucky Commission for Proprietary Education has been re-scheduled for Thursday, June 27 in Frankfort. For more details, go to http://kcpe.ky.gov/.