Kaplan University Hosts ACE Fellow, Carlos Prieto Business Wire 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 EBC. 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 Centers inMaryland,Wisconsin,Indiana,MissouriandFlorida. 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. About ACE 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. Contact: Kaplan University Amy Hawkinson Director, Public Relations Office: 954-515-3603 Mobile: 954-459-1324 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kaplan University Hosts ACE Fellow, Carlos Prieto
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