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November 7, 2003
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Former U.S. Housing Secretary and NFL MVP addresses online faculty in first-ever, web-based faculty summit
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – November 7, 2003 –American InterContinental University Online (AIU Online), one of the fastest growing universities in North America and subsidiary of Career Education Corporation, today announced that the Honorable Jack Kemp is serving as the keynote speaker at today’s AIU Online virtual faculty summit.
“I am delighted to deliver this year’s keynote address to AIU Online faculty across the U.S.,” said Kemp. “AIU Online is delivering the future of education today. As more students turn to distance learning for their education, higher learning institutions like AIU Online, can help them enter new fields or advance their careers. AIU Online’s commitment to these students is clearly evident by their completed degree programs that focus on real-world deliverables and workplace skill development.”
Kemp is co-director of Empower America, a public advocacy organization he co-founded in 1993 devoted to ensuring that government actions foster growth, economic well-being, freedom and individual responsibility. He is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and served four years as secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the administration of President George H. Bush. Prior to his political appointments, he was a professional NFL quarterback and MVP.
This unique event will provide faculty members opportunity to interact with colleagues in real time. In an ongoing effort to continually develop faculty during a period of unprecedented growth, the program will begin with a virtual tour of the university and all of its services.
“It is an honor to have Jack Kemp address AIU Online faculty at our first-ever online faculty summit,” said Nick Fluge, president of Career Education Corporation’s Online Education Group and COO of AIU Online. “The Faculty Summit is one of a series of events throughout the year provided by AIU Online for faculty development in which participants can earn continuing education credit from wherever they are located.”
AIU Online continues ground breaking use of technology with this first interactive web- based faculty summit. AIU Online continues its innovation in education by presenting a multi-day event to almost 300 faculty members in 27 states. The keynote address is followed by a plenary session with the theme Building Learning Partnerships. During the synchronous breakout sessions, faculty present and respond to the theories discussed in the plenary session. The second day of activities concludes with a live, online Q&A panel where faculty questions will be addressed by senior managers and administrators.
For more information on Jack Kemp’s keynote faculty address or AIU Online’s virtual faculty summit, visit www.aiuonline.edu or contact Michelle Harris, AIU Online Public Information Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
American InterContinental University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Career Education Corporation. CEC operates 75 campuses in the U.S., Canada, France, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates and has approximately 79,500 students as of October 31, 2003. AIU Online is the online campus of American InterContinental University, an international university with onsite campuses located in Atlanta, GA; Los Angeles, CA; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Houston, TX; London, England; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. American InterContinental University has been educating students for over 30 years and is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.