CAPPS 34th Annual Conference

Theme: Awareness, Excellence, Outcomes
October 10-12, 2018
Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA

CAPPS 2018 Memorial Scholarships

Watch the 2018 Memorial Scholarship award videos.

Pre-Conference Breakout Sessions on Wednesday, October 10

Pre-Conference Breakout #1
Gainful Employment and Borrower Defense: Where Are They Now?
Katherine Lee Carey, Special Counsel, Cooley LLP

Pre-Conference Breakout #2
Employer & Alumni Engagement…a 360 Degree Approach
Micaela Alpers, President, Education Team, Career TEAM
Burke Malin, Chief Operating Officer, Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts
David Kuhs, Director of Career Services & Talent Acquisitions, Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts

Pre-Conference Breakout #3
Campus Impossible
Jeff Akens, Divisional Director of Operations, Success Education Colleges

Opening General Session on Thursday, October 11

Watch the Opening General Session, recorded live on Thursday, October 11, 2018:

Breakout Sessions on Thursday, October 11

Breakout #2
Learn to Be Legally Compliant and Outperform Your Competition in the Ever Changing Marketing Landscape. The Latest in Misrepresentation & New Marketing Strategies that Drive Major Results for Schools.
Chris Linford, CEO, Oozle Media
Michelle Donovan, Partner, Duane Morris LLP
Emeka Nwadibia, Growth Lead, Agency Development, Google

Breakout #3
Engage Your Communities: Philanthropy in Action!
Robert May, Executive Director, Philanthropy, West Coast University and American Career College
Susan Pailet, Chief Student Experience Officer, American Career College

Breakout #4
Effective Management of Title IV Compliance
Sally Samuels, Director of Compliance, FAME
Christine Quattro, CFO/Financial Aid Administrator, Quattro Barber Colleges

Breakout #5
Validity of High School Diplomas – Attorney Workshop
Stanley A. Freeman, Principal, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville

Breakout #8
SEMPER PARATUS Always Ready: BPPE Announced/Unannounced Visits and Annual Reporting
Valerie Mendelsohn, Vice President of Compliance and Risk Management, West Coast University/American Career College

General Session – Friday Morning, October 12

Friday Keynote
Steve Gunderson, President & CEO, Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU)

Breakout Sessions on Friday, October 12

Breakout #9
Observations From The Regulatory Front Lines
Peter Leyton, Attorney, Gombos/Leyton
Gerald Ritzert, Attorney, Gombos//Leyton
Peter Mikhail, President/CEO, Mikhail Education Corp.

Breakout #10
Measure Everything That Moves: How a Culture of Testing and Measurement Can Make Your School Thrive
Gregg Meiklejohn, Co-Founder, Enrollment Resources
Shane Sparks, Co-Founder, Enrollment Resources
Kim Gasper, Corporate Director of Admissions and Marketing, Asher College

Breakout #11
The Power of Community Service in Brand Building, Lead Generation, and Team Development
Sherie Hurd, Executive Vice President, Empire College
Roy Hurd, President, Empire College

Breakout #12
The Trifecta of the ADA Process: How Doing the “Right Thing” Protects School Resources from External Investigations/Lawsuits, Lost Staffing Efficiencies, and Unduly Burdensome Accommodations
Bryce Young, Trial Attorney, Duane Morris LLP

Final General Session on Friday, October 12

The Legal Update
Keith Zakarin, Partner, Chair of the Education Practice Group, Duane Morris LLP
Edward Cramp, Managing Partner, Duane Morris LLP