University of Phoenix Supports New Federal System for Veterans and Active
Duty Servicemember Students
Military students benefit from transparency and enhanced educational services
made possible by efforts of Congressional leaders and federal agencies
PHOENIX -- January 30, 2014
University of Phoenix today reiterated support of new online accountability
systems that ensure transparency and protect critical higher education benefit
programs used by veterans, active duty servicemembers, and their families.
University of Phoenix has served tens of thousands of active-duty
servicemembers, veterans and spouses who have served in the United States
military; its eight colleges and schools all have dedicated advisors,
advocates and counselors for military students. The University supports
policymakers' efforts to improve educational opportunities and services for
the military community.
“The federal government’s release today of a new system to better serve
student veterans, active-duty servicemembers and their families rightly honors
our nation’s long-standing commitment to military students,” said Dr. Bill
Pepicello, University of Phoenix president.
“We are eager to match our existing student protections, systems and
procedures at University of Phoenix to the government’s new GI Bill Complaint
System to ensure transparency, and high-quality educational programs and
service,” said retired Col. Garland Williams, Ph.D., who leads military
relations at University of Phoenix. “We believe our service and procedures
will work well with the new system brought online today by the Department of
Veterans Affairs and its partner agencies—and will result in rapidly escalated
and resolved concerns, where they exist, for our military students.”
University of Phoenix leaders have commended the many Veterans Service
Organizations (VSOs), including Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and
Student Veterans of America, for their collaborative efforts to make sure
implementation of new student protections promote transparency and
accountability at postsecondary education institutions.
In July 2012, University of Phoenix President Dr. Bill Pepicello expressed
support of the President’s Executive Order 13607—Establishing Principles of
Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans,
Spouses, and Other Family Members.
University of Phoenix also commended Congressional leaders’ work to protect
critical higher education benefit programs used by veterans, active duty
servicemembers, and their families—and supported H.R. 4057 legislation,
Improving Transparency of Education Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2012.
The legislation, later signed by the President, included a number of
requirements that have been implemented at University of Phoenix, designed to
help servicemembers and veterans make informed decisions about their chosen
college degree programs.
About University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help working adults move
efficiently from education to careers in a rapidly changing world. Flexible
schedules, relevant and engaging courses, and interactive learning can help
students more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while
balancing their busy lives. As a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq: APOL), University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population,
offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs from
campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the
world. For more information, visitwww.phoenix.edu.
University of Phoenix
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