May 30, 2016 – June 6, 2016

Industry Related Reports

National News

  • Real Estate’s Real Deal in Higher Ed
    “US for-profit higher education group DeVry Education has appointed Patrick Unzicker as its new chief financial officer. He replaces Timothy Wiggins who held the post for five years. Unzicker has worked for DeVry since 2006 and most recently was vice president, chief accounting officer and treasurer of the group….”
  • DeVry Replaces CFO in Another Management Reshuffle
    “US for-profit higher education group DeVry Education has appointed Patrick Unzicker as its new chief financial officer. He replaces Timothy Wiggins who held the post for five years. Unzicker has worked for DeVry since 2006 and most recently was vice president, chief accounting officer and treasurer of the group….”
  • Talent Development and Personalization Central to Long-Term Institutional Success
    “As the students and the expectations continue to evolve, higher education institutions must look beyond their outdated models to adapt to the changing marketplace….”
  • The Potential for Stackable Credentials: In The Trenches
    “Stackable credentials have transformed the way some institutions look at workforce preparation and program design, but more needs to change at the four-year and governmental level for this programs to be truly impactful….”
  • Student-Centricity No Longer a Choice, But an Obligation
    “A commitment to student-centricity means ensuring delivering a high-quality student experience both inside and outside the classroom….”

Local News

Arizona

  • Saint Xavier University to Close Gilbert Campus Less Than a Year After Opening
    “Saint Xavier University, the Chicago-area-based Catholic school heralded as Gilbert’s partner in economic development and a “blessing,” has announced it is closing less than a year after it opened.​ Gilbert spent tens of millions of tax dollars to build a downtown campus for the school, but Saint Xavier University officials cited uncertain future funding in the school’s home state for the decision….”

Kentucky

  • The Department and St. Catharine
    “St. Catharine College is closing, and the small private institution blames its demise on a version of the same Education Department sanction that toppled the for-profit Corinthian Colleges….”

Minnesota

  • Red Wing Group Making Push to Bring 4-year College to City
    “A group in Red Wing is hoping to bring a four-year college to the city. ‘We look like a college town, but we don’t have a college,’ said Tom Longlet, a board member of the Jones Family Foundation and retired Red Wing banker. The foundation has worked toward bringing a four-year college to Red Wing for several years, and now that mission is being taken up by the Red Wing Higher Education Partnership….”

Texas

  • How Cities and Universities Can Defy Old Stereotypes of Town-Gown Conflict
    “Next month, 50 medical students in Austin will show the country what can happen when a university and the city around it collaborate to bring fresh ideas to ongoing challenges. It’s been decades since a major American research university has created a new medical school from scratch. But the entire community has come together to launch the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin with the goal to rethink health care. That will begin with this inaugural class….”
  • Straus Orders Texas House to Study School Finance
    “Citing a recent Texas Supreme Court decision that upheld the state’s public school funding system while deeming it “undeniably imperfect,” state House Speaker Joe Straus on Thursday ordered representatives to study the school finance system and recommend reforms before the 2017 legislative session….”

World News