For-Profit Higher Education Examined
by School of Public Affairs Panel

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Four noted educators/businesspeople will discuss the rise of for-profit colleges and their impact on higher education. Whom do these institutions serve, and what kind of education do they provide? The spectacular success of for-profit institutions, such as the University of Phoenix, poses new challenges to traditional colleges and universities, public and private alike.

The Baruch College School of Public Affairs, in conjunction with the Office of College Advancement, will hold a panel discussion “The Business of Education: The Impact of For-Profit Colleges on Higher Education” on Wednesday, March 10, 2004, 6:30 – 8 pm. Moderated by Professor John McGarraghy, of the Baruch program in Higher Education Administration, the panel will bring together the presidents of three New York area for-profit colleges. Diane Engelhardt, president of the DeVry Institute; Mildred Garcia, president of Berkeley College; and Steven Jerome, president of Monroe College, will be joined by Philip Friedman, president of San Francisco’s Golden Gate University, a traditional private-sector institution.

The panel will discuss the career-oriented education for-profits deliver, the demographics of the students who attend, and how these schools are able to succeed as business ventures.

This event is free and open to the public. Because space is limited, interested persons are asked to RSVP via phone (212) 802-2791 or e-mail: rsvp_bcf@baruch.cuny.edu

Zane Berzins
News Manager
212-802-2881