President Clinton to Speak at Career College Association Convention

Washington, DC, Oct. 13 2009 – President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, will be the keynote speaker at the Career College Association Annual Convention and Exposition, June 9-11, 2010, at the Palazzo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"I am delighted to welcome President Clinton to this event," said CCA President Harris N. Miller. "President Clinton has been a true champion of higher education, creating the HOPE Grant program, and increasing federal aid to Pell Grants and the Federal Work Study Program. This will be a truly extraordinary moment for the career education sector, our institutions, the work we perform, and the students we serve. Career education is coming to the fore. President Clinton’s appearance at our Convention is certain to make this big tent gathering the biggest and best ever."

President Clinton’s appearance at the Convention is sponsored by Blackboard ProEd.

"As a governor, president and world leader, President Clinton has spent his career focusing on education and the importance it has on our position as a world leader," said Tim Hill, President of Blackboard Learn, Professional Education. "Increasingly, non-traditional learners are going back to school — at career colleges and institutions — to sharpen their skills enabling them to remain competitive in the work-force and impacting the health and future of our economy. No one is better positioned to address the needs of the CCA members then President Clinton."

President Clinton will appear at the General Session and Awards Lunch on Friday, June 11, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

At the event, the CCA will welcome more than 1,500 attendees from postsecondary schools, institutes, colleges and universities across the country to build knowledge, share best practices and business challenges across the career education sector.

The Career College Association (CCA) is a voluntary membership organization of accredited, private postsecondary schools, institutes, colleges and universities that provide career-specific educational programs. CCA has more than 1,600 members that educate and support over one million students each year for employment in over 200 occupational fields. CCA member institutions provide the full range of higher education programs: masters and doctoral degree programs, two- and four-year associate and baccalaureate degree programs, and short-term certificate and diploma programs. Visit CCA at

Blackboard Inc. is a global leader in enterprise technology and innovative solutions that improve the experience of millions of students and learners around the world every day. Blackboard’s solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. Founded in 1997, Blackboard is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

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