Central States Private Education Network
c/o Akerman LLP
750 9th Street, NW, Suite 750
The Victor Building
Washington, DC 20001
Who are our Schools?
Why the important of Private Postsecondary Sector
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Our member schools represent leaders in the proprietary higher-education sector. Spread across five Midwestern states, our schools educate tens of thousands of students across hundreds of specialized career specific training degree- and certificate-granting programs. Our schools know first-hand the challenges our students face, and we strive to provide our students/graduates with pertinent education and skills necessary for the dynamic job market. We remain diligent in providing a top-notch and cost-effective higher education for our students despite continued criticism from the media and Washington, DC politicians.
State Association Links
Illinois Board of Higher Educationhttp://www.ibhe.state.il.us/Colleges%20and%20Universities/FP.htm
Illinois Association of Cosmetology Schools
Iowa Cosmetology Schools Association
Cosmetologists and Barbers of Iowahttp://www.cbiowa.org
Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schoolshttp://www.careerschoolsmi.com
Minnesota Career College Associationhttp://www.mncareercolleges.org
Wisconsin Council for Independent Educationhttp://www.careerschoolsmi.com
Messages from The CSPEN Board and Executive Team
To Our Patrons:
The Board of Directors and Executive Team for the Central States Private Education Network (CSPEN) would like to thank all of the Patrons who have invested in the establishment of this new, multi-state grass-roots federal and state advocacy network.
Your valued support and investment in this organization have helped to create a clearinghouse for all sectors of the private school industry in these five states. A clearinghouse which will enable the schools to share information, access resources to assist them in their operations, and most importantly promote the virtues of our sector of higher education’s ability to meet the skilled-workforce demands of employers through quality, private postsecondary education and training.
It is our belief that CSPEN’s greatest asset is you – and all of your peers – who have collectively combined to form a unique wealth of knowledge and expertise from within the broader private community in order to help promote your central state clients, their students, their employers, and our collective needs. Together, we can chip away at the misconceptions of our industry and create awareness among elected officials and legislators of the unlimited benefits our schools bring to the workforce.
This multi-pronged and multi-angled approach to government relations is a new, all-encompassing voice for the higher education community which is intended to supplement, not supplant the work of individual state associations where they already exist, and establish our voice in states where there currently is no such voice. Nowhere else will you find such an association of schools, students, and employers working as one.
Thank you for your support!