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Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) Board of Trustees Appoints April Arnold as ACI Executive Director
eNewsChannels NEWS: -- The Board of Trustees of Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) appointed April Arnold, CFRE, as ACI executive director, succeeding Mick Weltman, who will retire after leading the organization for nearly eight years. Arnold brings substantial experience as a leader and fundraiser in higher education institutions and nonprofit organizations. She begins her leadership role with ACI July 5.
eNewsChannels NEWS: -- Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) will mark its 70th year of service to Illinois colleges and universities, and their students, in a special fundraising event in Chicago April 22. ACI's 70th Anniversary Celebration, to be held at the University Club of Chicago, will bring together a variety of supporters in business and higher education.
Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) Awarded Grant to Help Improve Four-Year Degree Completion Rates
eNewsChannels NEWS: -- Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI), the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) and the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) were awarded a $25,000 planning grant to conduct research and develop an implementation plan to help more community college transfer students earn bachelor's degrees at ACI-affiliated colleges and universities.
Associated Colleges of Illinois to Host March 2021 Virtual Event Focused on Solutions to Illinois’ Economic Challenges
eNewsChannels NEWS: -- College presidents, corporate leaders and students will lead an Associated Colleges of Illinois' virtual event March 9, at 11 a.m., focused on how educators and the business community are working together to offer solutions to economic challenges faced by Illinois' companies, schools and students.
St. Louis-based Mentoring Complete, Associated Colleges of Illinois Partner, Offer Career Mentoring Program for College Seniors
eNewsChannels NEWS: -- A St. Louis firm, Mentoring Complete, has partnered with Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI), a Chicago nonprofit, to offer a Career Mentoring Program to match Illinois college seniors with business mentors. The mentors help guide the seniors as they launch careers.
Associated Colleges of Illinois partners with Mentoring Complete to help college seniors as they enter the workforce
eNewsChannels NEWS: -- This fall, Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) is expanding its College-to-Career offerings to include a Career Mentoring Program which matches college seniors with business mentors who will help guide the students as they launch careers.
eNewsChannels NEWS: -- The Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) Board of Trustees elected Lyn Bulman, retired executive vice president of global human resources, Fellowes Brands, to a two-year term as board chair. Bulman succeeded Frank D. Cella, managing director, Marsh USA, Inc., who served as ACI's board chair since 2017.
Associated Colleges of Illinois Employment Data Update Shows Nearly 24,000 Illinois College Alumni Working for Top Companies
eNewsChannels NEWS: -- Updated research shows nearly 24,000 Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) member college and university alumni are employed by 148 top employers throughout the state. The figures were compiled by ACI this spring, updating the organization's original 2019 Member Employment Data research project.
Associated Colleges of Illinois’ Colleges and Universities Contribute More than $3.5B to Illinois Economy
eNewsChannels NEWS: -- Associated Colleges of Illinois' (ACI) 26 member colleges and universities contributed an economic value of more than $3.5 billion to the Illinois economy, according to updated, publicly available information compiled by ACI. In addition, the member schools employed more than 34,000 people, enrolled nearly 70,000 students and provided $900 million in financial aid.
Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) employment data shows at least 23,000 Illinois college alumni working for top companies
eNewsChannels NEWS: -- At least 23,000 alumni of Illinois independent colleges and universities are working for 145 top employers throughout the state, according to findings from a three-month research project conducted by Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI). ACI is a Chicago-based nonprofit that serves 27 independent higher education institutions.