|[January 30, 2014]
University of Phoenix Supports New Federal System for Veterans and Active Duty Servicemember Students
PHOENIX --(Business Wire)--
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
"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, visit www.phoenix.edu.
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