Four attorneys from Powers’ Education Group will present at the Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) Annual Convention next month in Orlando, Florida.

This three-day event is the leading annual convention focusing on campus development and government relations issues for career-focused postsecondary educational institutions. Session topics include program development, outcomes, strategic planning, legislative and regulatory changes, compliance, Title IV federal student financial aid programs, and more.

For more information regarding the CECU annual convention, visit the event website here.

Powers Presentations at CECU Annual Convention

Competing Career Education Models: Apprenticeships, Boot Camps, OPMs, Industry Partnerships and Other Alternative Training Models — How to Keep Current Amidst the Disruption

Principal Stan Freeman and Associate Nick Michiels will present on apprenticeship programs, tech and coding boot camps, accelerated training models, community college programs, industry partnerships, employer-funded student repayment plans, and other alternative program models that are changing career and technical education.

This session will identify and describe these new learning models, focus on specific examples, and provide strategic planning insights to address the opportunities and competitive challenges in the evolving field of career education.

For more information about this presentation, contact Stan Freeman or Nick Michiels.

Surviving (or even Thriving in) a Program Review by ED

Principal Sherry Gray and Associate Dan Brozovic’s session, “Surviving (or even Thriving in) a Program Review by ED” will walk institutions through the U.S. Department of Education program review process, including what administrators can do to ensure a program review goes as smoothly as possible.

Topics will include preparation for a program review, what happens when ED is on campus, and common program review findings, especially those that are more likely to result in liabilities or significant follow-up work, as well as key aspects of the Department’s new Program Review Guide for Institutions.

For more information about this presentation, contact Sherry Gray or Dan Brozovic.

Powers Education Practice

Stan Freeman founded the Powers Education practice in 1994. He counsels postsecondary educational institutions from all sectors of higher education. He provides guidance on issues pertaining to participation in the federal student financial assistance programs, accreditation, licensure, and related regulatory concerns.

Sherry Gray is a regulatory specialist with nearly three decades of experience in higher education. She advises colleges, universities, and other postsecondary institutions on all aspects of state and federal laws and accreditation standards applicable to institutions and their partners, helps defend clients against adverse actions initiated by government and accrediting agencies, and counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions.

Nick Michiels advises educational institutions and service providers regarding compliance with state and federal standards. He also represents postsecondary schools in audit and program review proceedings before the U.S. Department of Education. He monitors legislative, regulatory, interpretive guidance, and other developments on a variety of federal education matters.

Dan Brozovic represents institutions of higher education, investors, and providers in the higher education space. His practice focuses on advising clients in transactions regulated by the U.S. Department of Education and in regulatory matters and administrative litigation before the U.S. Department of Education. In addition, he counsels educational institutions regarding compliance with federal, state, accrediting agency, and grant funding agency standards.

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