KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 15, 2009) - On Friday July 17, University of Phoenix Kansas City is hosting a legislative roundtable for select Kansas City-area legislators. Also included in the roundtable will be Bill Shoehigh, registered lobbyist for University of Phoenix, Jeannine Lake, Campus Director for University of Phoenix Kansas City, and Ron Heim, Director of Academic Affairs for University of Phoenix Kansas City.

"We look forward to hosting this distinguished team of legislators," says Jeannine Lake, Campus Director for University of Phoenix Kansas City, "and are eager to brief them on three very important public policy issues that affect our students in Missouri."

In addition to getting to know area legislators, the goal of the roundtable is to brief legislators on three educational topics including: 1) proprietary school certification and regulation; 2) state-supported financial aid programs; and 3) assessment of student learning.

"Each of these three issues is very important to University of Phoenix and our student here in Missouri," Lake says. "Discussion during our roundtable will help all interested parties move toward a common goal of helping Missouri students better achieve their educational goals."


University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help students balance education and life in a rapidly changing world. Through flexible schedules, challenging courses and interactive learning, students achieve personal and career aspirations without putting their lives on hold. During the quarter ending May 31, 2009, 420,700 students were enrolled at University of Phoenix, the largest private university in North America. University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world.


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