The Board of Directors of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) announced today that Harris N. Miller, CEO and President for the past four years, has decided to resign, effective today, June 17, 2011.
"I’ve taken APSCU and this incredibly important sector of higher education which effectively serves so many of those otherwise excluded from climbing the economic ladder to new levels, said Miller. "I still have other career interests that I want to pursue, and this is the perfect time, given all we have accomplished in the last year, to step aside. I look forward to the next challenge, and feel I’m leaving APSCU in a perfect position to continue to change the future of higher education in America."
"Miller’s leadership of APSCU on behalf of the staff and Board of Directors, members of APSCU and more importantly the students and graduates served by the member institutions is nothing short of commendable," said Arthur Keiser, Ph.D., Chairman of the APSCU Board of Directors. “His strategic priorities and vision have led the association through some very critical times.”
“I will always be proud of this opportunity to have served on behalf of the board and APSCU’s member institutions which have made college access and choice for America’s students their top priority,” said Miller. “The core values, mission and philosophy of APSCU have provided support for millions of students seeking an opportunity to obtain higher education, become a productive part of America’s workforce and to provide for their families.”
Brian Moran, APSCU’s Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel will serve as interim President of the association.
Before joining APSCU, Miller served as a president of both the Information Technology Association of America and the World Information Technology and Services Alliance. Additionally, he has extensive work experience in the United States House of Representatives and Senate.
APSCU will explore a full range of replacements for Miller by establishing a search committee to seek an equally committed advocate for private sector colleges and universities and the millions of students they serve.
The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities is a voluntary membership organization of accredited, private postsecondary schools, institutes, colleges and universities that provide career-specific educational programs. APSCU has more than 1,975 members that educate and support over 1.5 million students each year for employment in over 200 occupational fields. APSCU member institutions provide the full range of higher education programs: Master’s and doctoral degree programs, two- and four-year associate and baccalaureate degree programs, and short-term certificate and diploma programs. Visit APSCU at www.apscu.org or follow us on Twitter: @apscunow. On September 22, 2010, APSCU changed its name from the Career College Association.