Kaplan University Hosts ACE Fellow, Carlos Prieto
DAVENPORT, Iowa -- September 9, 2013
Kaplan University announced today that Carlos Prieto, director of strategic
planning with Escuela Bancaria y Comercial (EBC) in Mexico City, Mexico and
one of 50 2013-14 American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows, will spend a
semester with the University.
“Selection as a host institution is a sign of the standing and reputation of
Kaplan University. An ACE Fellow chooses an institution for its rigorous
academic environment and high-quality efforts to educate students,” said
Margarita Benítez, interim director of ACE’s Emerging Leaders Group and the
ACE Fellows Program.
The ACE Fellows Program, established in 1965, is designed to strengthen
institutional capacity and build leadership in American higher education by
identifying and preparing promising senior faculty and administrators for
responsible positions in college and university administration. Fifty Fellows,
nominated by the presidents or chancellors of their institutions, were
selected this year in a national competition. Nearly 2,000 higher education
leaders have participated in the ACE Fellows Program since its inception, with
more than 300 Fellows having served as chief executive officers of colleges
and universities and more than 1,300 having served as provosts, vice
presidents, or deans.
“The ACE Fellows provide new perspective and insights and we welcome Carlos’
contributions to Kaplan University,” said Betty Vandenbosch, Kaplan University
Provost. “Leadership development is important to professional growth so we are
proud to be able to be a mentor to Carlos and help him achieve his goals.”
Carlos has been in his current professional position for two years and is
responsible for strategic planning and human resources. In addition to also
teaching undergraduate courses in strategic planning and organizational change
at the EBC Business School for six years, Carlos was also a Graduate
Researcher UBC. He was the cofounder of ENOVA Social Enterprise where he
developed the strategic plan for community learning centers and evaluated and
redesigned the state of Mexico communication plan. Carlos’ prior experience
includes serving as a consultant in advisory services with
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), as an assistant to the planning and new business
director at Young & Rubicam and as a marketing and promotion coordinator for
Each ACE Fellow will focus on an issue of concern to the nominating
institution while spending all or part of the next academic year working with
a college or university president and other senior officers at a host
institution. The ACE Fellows Program combines retreats, interactive learning
opportunities, campus visits, and placement at another higher education
institution to condense years of on-the-job experience and skills development
into a single semester or year. The Fellows are included in the highest level
of decision making while participating in administrative activities and
learning about an issue of benefit to Kaplan University.
“We are pleased to launch this new class of Fellows,” added Benítez. “The
members of the class of 2013-14 are a talented, diverse group ready to take
advantage of a program that will strengthen their leadership skills and
prepare them to tackle a wide array of higher education issues, while at the
same time building institutional capacity.”
Fellows attend three week-long retreats on higher education issues organized
by ACE, read extensively in the field, and engage in other activities to
advance their knowledge about the challenges and opportunities confronting
higher education today.
About Kaplan University
Kaplan University offers a different school of thought for higher education.
It strives to help adult students unlock their talent by providing a
practical, student-centered education that prepares them for careers in some
of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which has its main campus
in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The
Higher Learning Commission (www.ncahlc.org) and is a member of the North
Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Kaplan University serves
approximately 46,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 11
campuses in Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland and Maine, and Kaplan University Learning
Kaplan Universityispart of Kaplan Higher Education Group and Kaplan, Inc., a
leading international provider of educational and career services for
individuals, schools and businesses.Kaplan, Inc. serves approximately 62,000
students online and through approximately 70 campus-based schools across the
United States. Kaplan’s higher education schools offer a spectrum of academic
opportunities, from certificates and diplomas to graduate and professional
degrees, including a juris doctor degree.Kaplan serves students of all ages
through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test
preparation, professional training and programs for kids in grades K-12.
Kaplan, Inc., is a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company and its largest
division. For more information, visitwww.kaplanuniversity.edu.
Founded in 1918, ACE (www.acenet.edu) is the major coordinating body for all
the nation's higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600
college and university presidents, and more than 200 related associations,
nationwide. It provides leadership on key higher education issues and
influences public policy through advocacy.
Director, Public Relations
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