Central States Private Education Network
c/o Akerman LLP
750 9th Street, NW, Suite 750
The Victor Building
Washington, DC 20001
Schedule at a Glance
Wednesday, August 16th
Admissions Management Boot Camp: 10 am – 1 pm
Meet Your Accreditor: 1 – 2.30 pm
Accreditor Panel on the State of Accreditation: 3 – 4 pm
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and What’s to Come: 4 – 5 pm
Cocktail Welcome Reception: 5 – 7 pm
Thursday, August 17th
Breakfast: 7:30 – 8:30 am
Opening Keynote: 8:30 – 9.45 am
Break: 9.45 – 10 am Sponsored by FA Davis Company
Concurrent Sessions: 10 – 11 am
Moving the Attainment Needle Through Prior Learning Assessment
Presenter: Dr. Christopher Johnson, CUP Regional Liaison, Center for Education Attainment and Innovation, American Council on Education – College & University Partnerships
Financial Control Strengthened Through Cloud Computing
Presenter: Rebecca Davee, CPA, Partner, Salmon Sims Thomas
What is Going On in DC???
Presenter: Christopher DeLuca, Owner, DeLuca Law LLC
No Such Thing as a Free Lead
Presenter: Darryl Mattox, COO/President, Gragg Advertising
Customer Service: Interacting with Difficult Students and Staff
Presenter: David Grimes, Curriculum and Instruction Manager, Cyanna Education Services
Morning Break 11 – 11.15 pm Sponsored by McGraw Hill Education
Concurrent Sessions: 11:15 – 12 pm
Alleviating Campus Issues Before They Become a Crisis
Presenter: Kristen Torres, Regional Director of Operations, Pima Medical Institute
Tips for Career Services to Engage Students from Enrollment to Alumni
Presenters: Rebecca Marrs-Elgharib, Career Advisor, SAE Institute and Dr. Michele Ernst, Dean, SAE Institute
10 Steps to Regaining Public Trust
Presenters: Dr. Jean Norris and Vincent Norton, Managing Partners, Norton Norris, Inc.
Evaluating Your Programs and Careers in Demand
Presenter: Aaron Edwards, Senior Vice President, Keypath Education
Top Digital Trends That Will Impact Your Marketing Strategy
Presenter: JP Smith, President, Celsius Marketing Interactive
Lunch: 12 – 1 pm
General Session: 1 – 2 pm
Cyber/IT, Robotics and HVAC
Concurrent Sessions: 2.15 – 3.15 pm
Winding Down Efficiently: Best Practices for Teaching Out Programs and Campuses
Presenter: Jennifer Sorenson, President, The Art Institutes International Minnesota and The Art Institute of Wisconsin
Intrapreneurship: What Career Schools Can Do Now to Build Sustainability
Presenter: Dr. Rhondra Willis, Senior Doctoral Adjunct, College of Doctoral Studies, Grand Canyon University
- Change the Game! Reinventing the For-profit Education Reputation
Presenter: Dr. Mary-Lyn Hammer, President and CEO, Champion College Services, Inc.
Creating, Leveraging and Managing Institutional Loan Programs
Presenter: Matt Chinn, Chief Operating Officer, UNISA
The Realities of Today in Education
Presenter: Audrey Kaplan, and Dennis Cariello, Shareholder, Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd
Break: 3.15 – 3.45 pm
Concurrent Sessions: 3.45 – 4.45 pm
Partnering with Your Community and Leveraging Positive Press Coverage for Your Campus
Presenter: Dr. Joel A. English, Vice President of Operations, Aviation Institute of Maintenance and Centura College and President, CSPEN Board of Directors
Improving Student Retention Through Study and Analysis
Presenter: Dr. Aaron Reed, Chief Academic Officer, Neumont University
Using Your Library as a Vehicle for Student Success
Presenter: Dr. Andrew Anderson, President and CEO, Library Information Resources Network (LIRN)
Career Advancement Certifications – Helping Your Students in Today’s Job Market
Presenters: Danielle Sadighi, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, American Medical Certification Assoc. and John White, Sales Manager, Champion College Services
Cocktail reception: 4.45 – 7:00 pm
********Paisley Park, The VIP Prince experience – ticket required*****
Board Bus at 6.45 pm
Friday, August 18th
Breakfast: 7:30 – 8:30 am
Keynote General Session: 8:30 – 10 am
The Honorable Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Chair. House Education and the Workforce Committee
Break: 10 – 10:30 am
Concurrent Sessions: 10:30 – 11:30 am
Connecting Through Partnerships and Articulation Agreements
Presenters: Dr. Donald Wortham, President and Brent Passey, Vice President Of Strategic Implementation at Hodges University, Hodges University
Creating a High-Trust Campus Culture
Marianne Phillips, General Manager, Franklin Covey
New Proprietary School Audit Guide and Program Review Guide: What You Need to Know
Presenters: Michael Wherry, CPA, Director, McClintock and Associates, Jonathan Tarnow, Esq., Partner, Drinker Biddle and Reath LLP, and Eileen Keller, Partner, Salmon Sims Thomas and Associates
Keynote Closing Session: 11:45 – 12:45 pm
Where Do We Go From Here?
Tom Netting, Co-Executive Director, CSPEN
All times and presentations are subject to change.
750 9th Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
Contact: Tom E. Netting
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Campus Management Corp.
5201 Congress Avenue
Boca Raton, FL 33487
Contact: Carol Ronk
Campus Management is a leading provider of cloud solutions and services that transform higher education institutions. Its next-generation suite, CampusNexus, includes enterprise-wide Student, CRM, and Finance, HR & Payroll solutions. Today, more than 2,000 campuses in 20 countries partner with Campus Management to transform academic delivery, student success and operational efficiency.
Text us at 480-428-2506
Contact: Jeri Prochaska
Now your business can reach out using the most popular form of communication, texting. Talk to customers who don’t respond to traditional communication methods. Connect to potential clients. Boost returns on the money you’re already spending on advertising and lead buys. Textaim helps you reach your new goals. Using TextAim’s service you can stay in contact. We make your message actually connect to current and potential clients.
221 River Street
Hoboken, New Jersey 07030
Contact: Scott Nickerson
Pearson is the world’s learning company, with 36,000 employees in more than 70 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning.
Salmon Sims Thomas
12720 Hillcrest Road, Suite 500
Dallas, Texas 75230
Contact: Eileen Keller
Career schools and colleges operate in a highly complex and regulated market. Dealing with all of the regulations, accrediting requirements, the IRS and more may seem like an impossible task. The professionals at Salmon Sims Thomas know what it’s like to sit in your chair.
708 NE 2nd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308
Contact: Alex Guerino
MDT Marketing: marketing challenges end here. MDT Marketing is a Digital Advertising, Marketing Technology, and Production agency delivering advanced marketing solutions exclusively to institutes of higher education. Our most popular solutions focus on: student recruitment, data tracking & management, automated reporting, and nurture marketing.
2021 7th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98121
Contact: Rebecca Janairo
Amazon Education enables educators to publish, discover, and distribute digital materials so students can learn for less on any device. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about our digital services.
Ambassador Education Solutions
445 Broad Hollow Road, Suite 206
Melville, New York 11747
Contact: Stuart Grinell
Ambassador creates and manages customized content integration programs that connect students with course materials, driving down costs and improving outcomes. Integrated with leading SIS, LMS and Digital Content Platforms, we simplify the adoption, management and delivery of textbooks, eBooks, digital resources, custom content, OER, access codes, online testing, supplies, kits, devices and more. We deliver an exceptional student experience, lower your operational and financial risk, and provide key intelligence to measure and enhance programs.
American Medication Certification Association
194 Route 46 East
Fairfield, NJ 07004
Contact: Danielle Sadighi
American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) is headquartered in Fairfield, New Jersey. AMCA was established with the vision of enhancing the allied healthcare industry by providing national certification exams that validate the knowledge and expertise of professionals in this field.
Career Education Review
2221 S. Webster Ave., Suite A-255
Green Bay, WI 54301
Contact: Jenny Faubert
The original Career College Information Source, Career Education Review (CER) is dedicated to providing top management, owners, sector leaders, and suppliers with the in-depth information required to operate a successful educational institution. With over 90 years in circulation, CER is a trusted ally in the admission, retention, placement, and education of millions of prospective students every year. We serve as the daily pulse of the career education community – bringing a snapshot of the news, trends, research, and upcoming events.
Celsius Marketing Interactive
13379 McGregor Blvd. Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Contact: Nancy Monteith
Celsius Marketing is a complete marketing and advertising agency focused on the branding and direct response needs of our clients. Our business philosophy can be summarized in 5 simple words: A DIFFERENT DEGREE OF THINKING. We understand what needs to be done to accomplish your goals by supplying you with an array of invaluable tools such as: Digital Marketing, SEO & Website Design, Social Media, Creative Design, Media Planning & Buying, and more.
Champion College Services
7776 S. Pointe Parkway West, Suite 250
Phoenix, Arizona 85044
Contact: John White
CHAMPION COLLEGE SERVICES, respected advocate for higher education since 1989 assists schools in decreasing their CDR rates by combining strategically developed benefits like life skill classes and financial literacy with time-proven default prevention strategies resulting in exceptional CDR rates, a deeper and more holistic understanding of default prevention and a positive impact on student lives.
1600 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 1800
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Contact: Lori Sypher
Elsevier is a global information analytics company that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity.
Enrollment Resources Inc.
611 Brookside Road Suite 216
Victoria, BC V9C 0C3
Contact: Suzanne Moss
Enrollment Resources is the leading innovator in the proprietary Career Education Sector, dedicated to helping our clients increase student enrollment and profitability. In operation since 2003, we have outpaced the competition with proven and reproducible marketing systems – iMarketing Services, Admissions Performance Institute and Virtual Admissions Adviser – that represent the very best practices the industry has to offer.
FA Davis Company
1915 Arch St.
Philadephia, PA 19103
Contact: Sally Daluge
Founded in1879 F.A. Davis Company is the oldest independent, family managed health science publisher in America. Our success comes from listening intently and producing ground-breaking solutions for healthcare training. We are exceptionally known for quality content, digital learning and excellent service. Our focus and commitment to student and educator needs in turn produces industry ready employees. Being agile and responsive firmly establishes us as a true partner in healthcare education. We are a top leader in Healthcare Mastery.
450 E. 4th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
Contact: Lisa Olmeda
Gragg Advertising is a full service, direct response agency focused in marketing technology. We create a fluid and compliant admission process, develop integrated marketing strategies and provide a quantifiable ROI for our clients. Traditional branding strategy with proven direct response tactics creates advertising that makes the most efficient use of your budget.
Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, LTD
321 North Clark Street Suite 1301
Chicago, IL 60654
Contact: Dennis Cariello
HMBR’s multi-disciplinary approach is oriented toward helping clients design and implement strategies to achieve their education and business goals within the complex and rapidly evolving education sector. The attorneys in our Education Practice combine an exceptional depth of experience, with broad expertise in the many substantive areas of the law that characterize the demands of our education clients.
15500 W. 113th Street, Suite 200
Lenexa, Kansas 66219
Contact: Aaron Edwards
Keypath Education has been changing lives through education for more than 26 years. Keypath partners with higher education institutions to identify the right prospective students and build integrated marketing strategies to effectively grow enrollment. We help individuals unlock their potential by connecting them with right schools and pathways. Keypath Education is a national marketing services is headquartered in Kansas City.
Library and Information Resources Network
25400 US Hwy 19 N. Suite 220
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: 727-536-0214 x106
Contact: Sue Anderson
The Library and Information Resources Network is a consortium that provides access to e-books, journals, and videos. LIRN members enjoy group purchasing savings, a centrally managed portal, hosted proxy services for on and off campus access to online resources, a powerful federated search solution, and our consortia librarian service.
3943 Irvine Blvd. Suite #262
Irvine, CA 92602
Contact: Theresa Colby
MaxKnowledge is the leading provider of online employee training solutions for career-oriented, higher education institutions. From faculty development to management and staff training, MaxKnowledge has become the continuing education hub for college and university personnel, with over 2,000 higher education institutions using MaxKnowledge to meet the professional development needs of their academic and administrative staff.
McGraw Hill Education
2 Pennsylvania Plaza
Contact: Kala Barrero
Education is changing. So are we. Teaching and learning are part art, part science. Every day, educators bring a wealth of passion, dedication and expertise to help students achieve success. At McGraw-Hill Education, we help them drive results by delivering technology that harnesses an understanding of how the mind works to make each learning moment more engaging, efficient and effective. Learning has the power to change the world. We inspire that change, one person at a time, by making the science of learning work for you. Simply.
One Medline Place
Mundelein, IL 60060
Contact: Gale Brauchie
Medline is a market leading manufacturer and distribution of medical supplies and equipment. The majority of our business is with clinical sites such as hospitals, clinics. But with over 250,000 items and 40 distribution centers Medline has become a major supplier to Colleges and Universities utilizing medical supplies, equipment and uniforms in their healthcare programs. Programs Medline can impact are Nursing, Medical Assisting, Surgical Tech, Phlebotomy, Medical Lab tech, Pharmacy tech, Radiological tech, Central supply tech and more.
National HealthCareer Association
1161 Overbrook Road
Leawood, KS 66211
Contact: Suzanne Shaw
Since 1989, NHA has partnered with allied health education programs, organizations and employers across the nation to award more than 600,000 allied health certifications and credentials. We offer eight nationally accredited exams, certification preparation and study materials; industry-leading outcomes based data analytics, as well as ongoing professional development and continuing education for our certification holders.
Norton Norris, Inc.
55 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 960
Chicago, IL 60604
Contact: Dr. Jean Norris
Norton|Norris, Inc. (Nn) is a full-service agency dedicated to the higher education vertical. Founded in 1998, Nn provides consulting and innovative approaches in all facets of enrollment, including media production and placement, mystery shopping, training (featuring EnrollMatch®), and an innovative student recruitment software solution – My Guidance Coach® (MGC). Our team of dedicated professionals brings decades of experience working in schools and colleges across the United States and Canada. As strong advocates for the sector, our goal is simple: We strive to be the premier provider of innovative solutions and superior service to our client-partners.
The Pittman Group
1150 Grand Blvd Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64106
Contact: Monte Schaich
The Pittman Group is a performance based full service marketing agency. We are performance driven, hard charging, innovative marketers with a long history of success. Our capabilities include affiliate management, analytics and optimization, content development, web development, Pay per click, remarketing, traditional media, paid social, live transfer, video, search engine optimization, lead nurturing, inquiry generation, and retargeting display.
7400 E. Arapahoe Road, Suite 10
Englewood, CO 80112-1279
Contact: Matt Chinn
Campus based loan receivables including the Federal Perkins Loan Program have been UNISA’s primary business since 1976. However, as the needs of their customers have expanded they have met that demand by designing and servicing Private Education Loans, Institutional Loan Programs, Tuition Payment Plans, and Managing Student Account Receivables. UNISA is honored to utilize a federal student loan servicing model to assist schools with the origination and servicing of tuition payment plans and institutional loans.