downers grove, IL, United States
downers grove, IL, United States

DeVry University is a division of DeVry Education Group, a for-profit higher education organization that is also the parent organization for Keller Graduate School of Management, Ross University, American University of the Caribbean, Carrington College, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Becker Professional Review, and DeVry Brasil. The school was founded in 1931 as DeForest Training School, and officially became DeVry University in 2002. As of 2014, DeVry had over 60,000 students across 90 campuses throughout North America and over the internet.DeVry Education Group is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, and Daniel Hamburger is the company's CEO. DeVry University is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.As a for-profit school, Devry has faced increasing scrutiny and criticism from the US government, state Attorneys General in Illinois and Massachusetts, the Pew Foundation, and the Mississippi Center for Justice . Wikipedia.

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News Article | February 28, 2017

TCI College of Technology, a diverse and unique urban college located in the heart of New York City, has appointed Elena Litescu as vice president of admissions, effective February 27, 2017. In that capacity, she will oversee the College admissions program, help drive enrollment and be an advocate for the success of TCI students and alumni. Mrs. Litescu joins TCI after a 14-year career at DeVry University, where she served as associate director of admissions and university center dean. She holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University. She is a doctoral candidate, expected to receive a Doctor of Education (EdD) in organizational leadership from Northeastern University, Boston, Mass. “We’re excited to have someone with Elena’s depth of experience and academic knowledge on the TCI team,” said Dr. George Santiago, president of TCI College of Technology. “Our students come from diverse and underserved backgrounds, and it takes a special appreciation for their dreams and abilities to present them with opportunities that will turn into practical careers. I look forward to working with Elena to help drive their success.” “I am elated to have the opportunity to help the young people and nontraditional students seeking career advancement at TCI,” said Mrs. Litescu. “TCI graduates are part of the fuel that runs our economy, and the careers they pursue are their pathway to a better life. I’m looking forward to helping make many dreams come true for our students.” In addition to her academic and professional credentials, Mrs. Litescu has a long track record on being the students’ advocate, and driving enrollment for both domestic and international students. Mrs. Litescu has received several honors including a 2013 Queens Top Women in Business award; a 2013 Citation of Honor from the Queens borough president; a 2013 City Council Citation presented by the New York City Council; and a 2011 DeVry University TEACH award. A photo of Ms. Litescu is here. About the College of Technology TCI offers 13 associate degree and certificate programs that blend theoretical knowledge with hands-on learning. With students from more than 80 countries, TCI is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. TCI has been committed to providing career-focused, quality education since its founding in1909 by Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi. The benefits of a TCI education include accelerated programs and flexible schedules to allow students to earn a degree on a schedule that fits in with the obligations of everyday life; hands-on learning in classrooms that include state-of-the-art equipment that is used in the real world; financial aid and scholarship opportunities; and lifetime career advisement and job placement assistance.

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Career Advisory Board, established by DeVry University, today announced the results of its sixth annual Job Preparedness Indicator. This year’s study of 500 U.S.-based, senior-level hiring managers explored how organizations are developing the necessary skills and competencies in their workforce, as well as their level of commitment to strategic talent development and management. The findings: hiring managers are lukewarm about how effective their organizations are at talent management and competency development. In fact, only 13 percent of respondents believe their talent development initiatives are very well-aligned with their overall business strategy. In order to ensure employees are adequately trained to do their jobs, 80 percent of respondents rely on on-the-job training, one-third use formal mentorships and nearly two-thirds leverage one-off online or in-person learning programs. However, only 11 percent reported their efforts help in providing employees with the skills they need to be successful. Surprisingly, respondents shared they feel their organizations are weak when it comes to tracking the return on investment (ROI) of talent development initiatives, with only three out of 10 reporting they do it a fair amount or a great deal. At the same time, however, hiring manager expectations for job candidates remain high across all levels of employment. Less than half of the survey respondents (44 percent) agreed the majority of candidates have the right skills to fill open positions. They reportedly interview, on average, six candidates for every job; with one-third interviewing more than six. Other Key Findings in the 2016 Job Preparedness Indicator “While this year’s survey showed some inconsistencies around professional development and organizational strategies, hiring managers still look to formal educational attainment in both candidates and employees,” said Alexandra Levit, chair of the Career Advisory Board and business/workplace consultant. “Both job candidate and current employees will need to seek out development opportunities, in the short term, in order to get ahead in their career. “This also identifies an opportunity for employers to lean into higher education partners to help develop and retain their most valuable employees; not just to seek out new candidates,” added Levit. “Many colleges and universities have programs and training that can help businesses close the skills gaps with their workforce.” To read the research report and expert commentary, visit Established in 2010 by DeVry University, the Career Advisory Board is comprised of leading representatives from business and academia who deliver valuable insights on today’s most important career trends and provide actionable advice for job seekers. The Career Advisory Board generates original research and commentary, and creates tools, insights and resources to prepare job seekers for success. Its members include executives from DeVry University, Google, Apple, HP, IBM, and LinkedIn, as well as nationally recognized career experts. For more information, visit The 2016 Job Preparedness Indicator research was conducted online within the United States by DeVry University on behalf of the Career Advisory Board in November 2016. Survey respondents included 484 U.S.-based individuals (53 percent male, 47 percent female) with full-time positions at the director-level or above, in companies with more than 10 employees (mean company size was moderately large at 8,500). Most frequently in the education, financial services and healthcare industries, our respondents’ primary job responsibilities include management of staff (84 percent), hiring of new employees (67 percent), firing/laying off of employees (55 percent), and HR management (30 percent). Fifty-nine percent of respondents hire entry-level professionals, 80 percent hire mid-level professionals, and 37 percent hire senior-level professionals/executives.

News Article | March 2, 2017

Industry Leader Adds Innovation and Marketing Chiefs to Take on Global Growth Opportunities in a Customer-First Business Environment CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - March 02, 2017) - PSAV, the world's largest meeting and event technology provider, announces the expansion of its Executive Leadership Team to include two critical new roles. The appointments of Sky Cunningham as Chief Innovation Officer and Carla Carry as Chief Marketing Officer furthers PSAV's commitment to align with customer and industry needs, today and in the future. Additionally, Michael Leone was appointed to the role of PSAV's Chief Operating Officer. Cunningham, Carry and Leone report to Mike McIlwain, PSAV President and CEO. "PSAV's accelerated global growth requires us to adapt and change as a company to the new challenges that brings with it, which I'm confident we'll do by harnessing the creative, innovative spirit of our team members and seizing the opportunity to build our brand," McIlwain said. "The expansion of the Executive Leadership Team is a crucial step for the company as we continue to grow, while striving to always exceed our customers' expectations. Having Sky, Carla and Michael in these positions, at this time in PSAV's rich 80-year history, only solidifies our path forward. I congratulate all three on their new roles and welcome Carla and Michael into the PSAV family." The new role of Chief Innovation Officer cements PSAV's commitment to develop the next generation of disruptive, industry-leading capabilities that support customers and venue partners alike. Sky Cunningham will be responsible for the development of best-in-class product and service solutions. With more than 33 years in the industry, including 28 with PSAV, Cunningham is uniquely suited to oversee this responsibility. From his recent role as COO, Cunningham understands the value that innovation brings to a global, industry-leading company. As Chief Marketing Officer, Carla Carry is responsible for developing the global brand strategy, building out customer insights to drive demand for products and services, and leading overall marketing communications. For nearly 15 years, Carry grew iconic brands in consumer packaged goods at Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company and General Mills. Prior to joining PSAV, she held executive leadership roles with DeVry Education Group, a $2B global provider of educational services. Most recently she served as General Manager for DeVry University's College of Business and Management. With Cunningham stepping into the new role of Chief Innovation Officer, PSAV has added Michael Leone as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for the overall global operations of the company. Leone brings more than 25 years of leadership experience. Most recently, he served as Chief Commercial Officer at KeHE, a $4.5B natural food distributor. Prior to KeHE, he spent 13 years with Aramark, starting as VP of Operations for their Conference Center Management division and during his tenure progressed through numerous leadership roles, was part of their Executive Leadership Council, and ended his tenure as President, Aramark Healthcare. Leone brings hospitality industry knowledge to his role having worked as VP and GM of Oxford Development, where he oversaw purchasing and logistics for a hotel, food and beverage, and convention operation. PSAV is a leading provider in the global event technology services industry delivering creative production, advanced technology, and staging to help our customers deliver more dynamic and impactful experiences at their meetings, trade shows and special events. As the event technology provider of choice in over 1,500 leading hotels, resorts and convention centers throughout the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East, PSAV's customers comprise event organizers, corporations, trade associations and meeting planners. They choose PSAV for its innovative and comprehensive service offerings and exceptional customer service from over 9,000 highly trained staff across a global platform. Visit us at and

News Article | December 15, 2016

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DeVry Education Group and DeVry University have agreed to settle litigation brought by the Federal Trade Commission regarding DeVry University’s use of employment statistics in former advertising. We have agreed to pay $49.4 million to be distributed at the sole discretion of the FTC; forgive $30.4 million of institutional loans issued before Sept. 30, 2015; and forgive outstanding DeVry University accounts receivable balances by $20.2 million for former students. DeVry Group expects to record a related pre-tax settlement charge in the range of $52 million to $55 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2017 arising from the monetary terms of the settlement. In addition, DeVry Group agreed that its institutions marketing to U.S. consumers will maintain specific substantiation to support any future advertising regarding graduate outcomes and educational benefits, and will implement training and other agreed-upon compliance measures. We anticipate the settlement will be entered as an agreed order by the court. DeVry Group chose to settle this action after filing an answer denying all allegations of wrongdoing. Student services and access to federal student loans are not impacted by the settlement, and at no time has the academic quality of a DeVry University education been questioned. DeVry Group is pleased this matter is reaching resolution, particularly as its institutions implement recently announced Student Commitments and as we continue our focus on investments that directly support our students’ success. Since 1931 DeVry Education Group has empowered its students to achieve their educational and career goals. DeVry Education Group Inc. (NYSE: DV; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry Education of Brazil, DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. For more information, please visit Certain statements contained in this press release, including those that affect the expectations or plans of DeVry University or DeVry Group, may constitute forward-looking statements subject to the Safe Harbor Provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally can be identified by phrases such as DeVry University, DeVry Group or their management “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “forecasts,” “foresees,” “intends,” “plans” or other words or phrases of similar import. Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause DeVry Group’s actual results to differ materially from those projected or implied by these forward-looking statements. Potential risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause results to differ are described more fully in Item 1A, "Risk Factors," in DeVry Group’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2016. These forward-looking statements are based on information as of December 15, 2016, and DeVry Group assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied therein will not be realized.

News Article | February 16, 2017

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DeVry Education Group (NYSE:DV), a leading global education provider, today announced that its board of directors has approved its tenth share repurchase program, which allows DeVry Group to repurchase up to $300 million of its common stock through December 31, 2020. In conjunction with the new program, which replaces DeVry Group’s previously approved $100 million share repurchase authorization, the company will cease its bi-annual cash dividend payment. “The significant expansion of our share repurchase program reflects our improved financial performance and our board’s confidence in our strategic direction as well as our focus on delivering increased returns to our owners,” said Lisa Wardell, president and CEO of DeVry Education Group. “We remain committed to balancing our capital allocation efforts with the goal of enhancing academic quality, supporting our growth objectives and consistently delivering value to our shareholders.” The timing and amount of any repurchase will be determined by management and the board based on evaluation of market conditions and other factors. These repurchases may be made through the open market, including block purchases, in privately negotiated transactions, or otherwise. The repurchases will be funded through available cash balances and/or borrowings, and may be suspended or discontinued at any time. Since 1931 DeVry Education Group has empowered its students to achieve their educational and career goals. DeVry Education Group Inc. (NYSE: DV; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry Education of Brazil, DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. For more information, please visit Certain statements contained in this release concerning DeVry Group's future performance, including those statements concerning DeVry Group's expectations or plans, may constitute forward-looking statements subject to the Safe Harbor Provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally can be identified by phrases such as DeVry Group or its management "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "foresees," "forecasts," "estimates" or other words or phrases of similar import. Actual results may differ materially from those projected or implied by these forward-looking statements. Potential risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause results to differ are described more fully in Item 1A, "Risk Factors," in DeVry Group's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ending June 30, 2016 and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on August 25, 2016 and its most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ending December 31, 2016 and filed with the SEC on February 2, 2017.

Lemarie-Rieusset P.G.,DeVry University
Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis | Year: 2012

We re-prove various existence theorems of regular solutions for the Euler equations,using classical tools of real harmonic analysis such as singular integrals,atomic decompositions and maximal functions. F. © 2012 Springer-Verlag.

Marszalek W.,DeVry University
Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing | Year: 2012

We present two dual oscillating circuits having a wide spectrum of dynamical properties but relatively simple topologies. Each circuit has five bifurcating parameters, one nonlinear element of cubic current-voltage characteristics, one controlled element, LCR components and a constant biasing source. The circuits can be considered as two coupled oscillators (linear and nonlinear) that form dual jerk circuits. Bifurcation diagrams of the circuits show a rather surprising result that the bifurcation patterns are of the Farey sequence structure and the circuits' dynamics is of a fractal type. The circuits' fractal dimensions of the box counting (capacity) algorithm, Kaplan-Yorke (Lyapunov) type and its modified (improved) version are all estimated to be between 2.26 and 2.52. Our analysis is based on numerical calculations which confirm a close relationship of the circuits' bifurcation patterns with those of the Ford circles and Stern-Brocot trees. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011.

DeVry University and Association Francaise Contre Les Myopathies | Date: 2014-04-15

The present invention relates to a method for amplifying a population of neural precursors comprising the step of culturing neural precursors in the presence of a PKA inhibitor.

News Article | February 25, 2017

CHEVY CHASE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The GEICO board of directors announced this week the election of Troy Penry to assistant vice president of the company’s national claims operations. He will take on responsibility for leading GEICO’s auto damage operations across the country. “Troy’s depth of experience will serve him and GEICO well as he takes on his new responsibilities,” said Bill Roberts, GEICO’s president and chief operating officer. “We rely on our auto damage adjusters to take excellent care of our policyholders. It will be a big job, but Troy is clearly capable of helping them achieve that.” Penry joined GEICO in 1995 as a service counselor in the company’s Dallas regional office and transferred to auto damage in 1998. In 2001 he was selected for the supervisor-in-training program in Dallas. Later he serving as an analyst/auditor and went on to become a supervisor in the Killeen and Austin areas. He was promoted to manager in auto damage in 2010, with responsibilities for Dallas, northeast Texas and Kansas. He was named auto damage director for GEICO’s Tucson regional office last year. Penry’s wife, Ashley, and son, Aiden, will be making their new home in Chevy Chase, Md. For his work and that of his team’s efforts, Penry was among those who earned a Corporate Quality Award for their performance after Hurricane Sandy. Penry holds a bachelor’s degree in network and communications management from DeVry University. GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 15 million private passenger customers, insuring more than 24 million vehicles (auto & cycle). Using GEICO’s online service center, policyholders can purchase policies, make policy changes, report claims and print insurance ID cards. Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through the GEICO App, reach a representative over the phone or visit a GEICO local agent. GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), boats, travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available. For more information, go to

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DeVry University congratulates the nine student athletes on Team USA for their outstanding performances at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. These U.S. Olympians also continuing their education at DeVry University or its Keller School of Management or are recent graduates. The Team DeVry student athletes who competed include: Undergraduate • Adeline Gray   Technical Management (2016 grad)   Quarterfinals in women’s wrestling • Kathryn Johnson Business Administrat

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