Chief executives / executive directors

Ashford University is the latest big for-profit seeking to become a nonprofit

Ashford University is the latest big for-profit bidding to become nonprofit. The university's owner, Bridgepoint Education, will seek to become an online program management company.

Ball State University poised for historic takeover of school district in Muncie, Ind.

Ball State administrators and professors see huge upside for Indiana students in proposal, but they are also entering larger debates over public schools, union rights and local elections.

CIC Presidents Institute increases focus on solutions for struggling colleges

Heightened concern about liberal arts institutions is reflected in presidents’ outlooks and an institute program.

Strayer and Capella announce merger amid continuing shake-up of for-profit college sector

Diversification bid from the two well-respected for-profits comes amid serious shake-up of the sector, which continues despite a more favorable regulatory climate.

Trump administration announces plans to wind down DACA after six months

Colleges look to support students after administration announces end of program that granted hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants protection from deportation and the right to work.

University of Texas and Duke remove Lee statues and Bowdoin removes Confederate plaque


Duke removes statue of Robert E. Lee. University of Texas will remove statues of Lee and 3 other Confederate leaders. Bowdoin removes plaque honoring Confederate alumni and Jefferson Davis.

Unusual approach to tuition assistance for McDonald's employees

McDonald’s brings a flexible approach and free career and college advising to its tuition assistance program, which is aimed in part at keeping employees on the job longer.

New study attempts to show how much state funding cuts push up tuition

For every $1,000 cut from per-student state and local appropriations, the average student can be expected to pay $257 more per year in tuition and fees -- and the rate is rising.

Bethune-Cookman confronts questions about its future in wake of financial and governance issues

Bethune-Cookman, a historically black university with a proud history, copes with impact of borrowing against its endowment, fighting in court with its alumni, affiliating with a for-profit law school and inviting Betsy DeVos to speak at commencement.

Delay by DeVos means reprieve for poor-performing programs

Seizing on a narrow court order affecting cosmetology programs, education secretary delayed key provisions of gainful-employment regulations. But the suspended provisions will affect a broad range of vocational programs with questionable outcomes.


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