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Dr. Richard Pattenaude, Ashford University president and chief executive officer, was a guest panelist at the 2014 Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) Annual Convention & Exposition in Las Vegas, Nev. The annual conference, held June 16-18, offered attendees five breakout sessions: CEO; Government Regulations/Regulatory; Innovations in Enrollment, Retention, and Graduation; Innovations in Education Delivery; and Innovations in Campus Leadership.
Dr. Pattenaude joined three other executives on the CEO panel and presented to more than 75 institutional CEOs. His presentation focused on the challenging intensity and speed of the private sector.
“Our sector faces a significant level of oversight and scrutiny,” said Dr. Pattenaude. “That can sometimes make us sound defensive. I feel, however, that Ashford and most institutions in the sector do a great job and should be loud and proud about our commitment to student success.”
“At Ashford we are working hard to marry the agility and efficiency of online with some of the strong traditional academic values,” added Dr. Pattenaude. “It’s about building a strong university or, as I often say, student success is good business.”
The 2014 APSCU Annual Convention & Exposition is the premier event for private sector higher education. The annual convention brings together more than 300 exhibit booths and nearly 1,500 attendees from across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
About Ashford University
Where heritage meets innovation – that’s Ashford University. At Ashford, students discover relevant degree programs, innovative technology, and cherished tradition. Ashford offers associates, bachelor’s, and master’s online degree programs, while the Clinton, Iowa campus offers bachelor’s programs. Whether on campus or online, Ashford students enjoy the same supportive community. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu, www.facebook.com/ashforduniversity, www.twitter.com/AshfordU, or call Shari Winet, Vice President of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.
About the APSCU Annual Convention & Exposition
The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) Annual Convention & Exposition is the premier event for private sector higher education. The Annual Convention & Exposition brings nearly 300 exhibit booths and approximately 1,500 attendees together from across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit http://www.apscuconvention.org