CAPPS - Avocacy and Communication Professional Development

California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools

2015 Legislative Policy Conference

March 23-24, 2015
Hyatt Regency Sacramento

 

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in the CAPPS 2015 Legislative Policy Conference!

Looking for Conference Presentations?

The conference presentation files and audio will be posted in the CAPPS Conference Archives in the Members Only section of the CAPPS website. We expect these files to be posted by Friday, April 3. If you are not a CAPPS Member and you attended the conference please contact CAPPS and we will make the files available to you.


Sponsors

Lunch on March 24 - $2000 - SOLD! Thank you Becker Media
Includes: Company name on lunch signage; opportunity to have marketing materials at registration center; recognition in all conference promotional materials, and in the printed conference program.

Becker Media

Breakfast on March 24 - $1500 - SOLD! Thank you Power Pyles Sutter & Verville PC
Includes: Company name on breakfast signage; recognition in all conference promotional materials, and in the printed conference program.

Morning or Afternoon Break on March 24 - $750 - SOLD - Thank you DJA Financial Aid Services
Includes: Company name on break signage; recognition in all conference promotional materials, and in the printed conference program.

Name Badge $500 - SOLD! Thank you van Rijn & Associates
Includes: Company logo printed on the conference badges, recognition in all conference promotional materials, and in the printed conference program.

van Rijn and Associates


Conference Program

 

Monday, March 23

11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
CAPPS Registration Center is open. Exhibitor setup from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Pre-conference Activities Welcome
Presented by CAPPS Board President Dan Levinson

BPPE Update Spring 2015
Presented by Joanne Wenzel, Bureau Chief, California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Break with Exhibitors

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
DOE & Congressional Regulatory Update Spring 2015
Presented by
• Stanley A. Freeman, Principal, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC
• Ronald L. Holt, Partner, Dunn & Davison LLC
• Jay Vaughan, Partner, Cooley LLP

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

Tuesday, March 24

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
CAPPS Registration Center is open

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Breakfast with Exhibitors sponsored by Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
President's Welcome
Presented by CAPPS Board President Dan Levinson

Legislative Keynote
Presented by Assembly Member Rocky Chavez, 76th Assembly District

Incrementalism is In!
Presented by Steve Gunderson, President, Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU)

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Break with Exhibitors sponsored by DJA Financial Aid Services

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Coping Strategies: Accreditor Panel 2015
Moderated by CAPPS Board President Dan Levinson with panelists:
• Dr. Albert C. Gray, President and CEO, Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
• Christopher Lambert, Associate Executive Director, Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
• Dr. Leah K. Matthews, Executive Director, Distance Education Accreditation Commission (DEAC)

John Shaheen, Associate Executive Director, Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET)

• Florence Tate, Executive Director, Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Luncheon with Exhibitors sponsored by Becker Media
Presentation of the CAPPS Legislator of the Year, 2015, awarded to Assemblymember Mike Gatto, 43rd Assembly District

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Compliance = Success: State Legislative & Regulatory Issues Panel
Presented by
• Matt Back, CAPPS Legislative Advocate and President, Matt Back Government Relations
• Katherine (Kate) Lee Carey, General Counsel, American Career College/West Coast University
• Robert Johnson, Executive Director, CAPPS

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Break with Exhibitors sponsored by DJA Financial Aid Services

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
SARA with DEAC
Presented by Dr. Leah K. Matthews, Executive Director, Distance Education Accreditation Commission (DEAC)

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
The Fine Print: Legal Update Spring 2015
Presented by
• Keith Zakarin, CAPPS General Counsel and Partner, Chair of the Education Practice, Duane Morris LLP
• Edward Cramp, Managing Partner, Duane Morris LLP

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
How I Got Started Education & Lobbying Elected Officials and Learned to Love It
Presented by
• Katherine (Kate) Lee Carey, General Counsel, American Career College/West Coast University
Rick Wood, Vice President, Compliance, Select Education Group

Conference Closing
Presented by CAPPS Board President Dan Levinson


Exhibitor Spotlight

Please visit our Allied Members exhibiting at our 2015 Legislative Policy Conference.

DD Consulting

Gragg Advertising

IntegriShield

McGraw-Hill Education

Pearson

Solutions at ECMC

TextAim

TFC Tuition Financing

van Rijn & Associates, CPAs

Wright International Student Services