Vickie Schray, Bridgepoint Education’s senior vice president of regulatory affairs and public policy, presented at the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) 2013 Annual Convention and Expo, held June 5-7 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Alongside several other notable women in higher education, Schray spoke on a panel of presenters during one of the conference sessions titled “Women Leading in Proprietary Education.”
“It was an honor to present with colleagues who all share both my passion for those students who have traditionally been underrepresented in higher education and the need to prepare and support the next generation of women leaders to carry on this important work,” said Schray.
The session focused on the successes and challenges that a female leader may face in leadership roles. The presentation included techniques that the presenters have used before as tools to remove barriers, and how women can challenge and mentor female colleagues to raise their professional goals and to enhance leadership opportunities. Other presenters included Dr. Tina Parscal of University of the Rockies, Dr. Connie Johnson of Colorado Technical University, Dr. Trenda Boyum-Breen of Rasmussen College, Diana Auer Jones of Career Education Corporation, and Sally Stroup of APSCU.
About 2,500 individuals attended APSCU’s three-day convention, themed “Opportunity for All.” The goal of the event is to provide an opportunity for higher education and workforce leaders to address regulatory issues, establish and discuss best practices, and train professionals at all levels from the higher education industry.
About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) improves the way individuals learn. By harnessing creativity, knowledge and proprietary technologies, such as Constellation, Thuze and Waypoint Outcomes, Bridgepoint Education has re-engineered the modern student experience with innovative solutions that advance learning. Its academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies – embody the contemporary college experience. Ashford University offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs while University of the Rockies offers master’s and doctoral degree programs. Both provide progressive online platforms, as well as traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa (Ashford University), and Colorado Springs, Colorado (University of the Rockies). For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com or call Shari Winet Rodriguez, vice president of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.
The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) is a voluntary membership organization of accredited, private postsecondary schools, institutes, colleges and universities that provide career-specific educational programs. APSCU has 1,700 members that educate and support over three million students each year for employment in over 200 occupational fields. APSCU member institutions provide the full range of higher education programs, including master's and doctorate degrees, two- and four-year associate and baccalaureate degree programs, and short-term certificate and diploma programs.