Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

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Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Washington Briefs

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Proprietary Schools Seek Liaison Like Black, Hispanic Colleges

WASHINGTON -- Black colleges, Hispanic-serving institutions, tribal colleges and community colleges all have their liaisons within the U.S. Education Department. Now for-profit trade schools are seeking representation as well.

The education department is nearing the appointment of a special liaison for proprietary schools, a proposal Congress included in the 1998 Higher Education Act Amendments. For-profit schools are hoping to locate their liaison in the Office of Post-Secondary Education, the office that sets higher education policy.

"That's where the laws and regulations originate," says Omer Waddles, a former congressional aide who now serves as executive vice president of ITT Educational Services, an Indianapolis-based company with 67 schools in 28 states.

Black colleges have their representatives attached to that office, a department spokeswoman said, while community and tribal college liaisons are in the education department's Office of Vocational and Adult Education. The representative for Hispanic-serving institutions is in the Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs, the spokeswoman says. …

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