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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Awards $200,000 Grant to Presidents’ Forum to Continue Work on State Reciprocity
The Presidents’ Forum today announced a $200,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide outreach and information to state public policy...

Excelsior College’s Partners in Lifelong Learning to Honor Times Union, Deborah Onslow
On Wednesday, April 23, Excelsior College will recognize the Times Union and Deborah Onslow for their commitment to education and the Capital Region community...

Dr. Robert Waters Named Dean of the School of Public Service
Dr. Robert E. Waters has been named dean of the School of Public Service at Excelsior College.   In September 2013, the School of Public...

New Study Underscores Importance of Excelsior College’s Broad Transfer Policy
A new study reported on by Inside Higher Ed this morning argues that “lost credits” is the primary reason why community college students who...

Lumina Foundation’s Jamie P. Merisotis to Address Excelsior College Graduates at 2014 Commencement
Jamie P. Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, will address 2014 Excelsior College graduates at Commencement on July 11 in Albany, N.Y. The...

Excelsior College Alumnus, Three-Time Olympian, Meets Challenges Head On
The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia officially began yesterday with qualifying runs for snowboarding. With the Opening Ceremony scheduled for this morning, Excelsior...

Hillary K. Harding Introduced as Excelsior College’s Next Controller
After a comprehensive search process, Excelsior College today announced Hillary K. Harding, CPA, as the institution’s next controller. Harding comes to Excelsior from Emory...

Three Higher Education Institutions and Programs To Receive 2014 CHEA Award
Editor’s Note: This press release originally appeared on the Council for Higher Education Accreditation website. (Washington, DC) – The Council for Higher Education Accreditation...

Top Issues Facing Higher Education In 2014
“The last several years have seen much white water in higher education. The currents of change have propelled the sector toward, or onto, one...

Watch: U.S. Representative Rigell Shares Ron Miller’s ALS Story on House Floor
Congressman Scott Rigell (VA-02) speaks from the House floor about Ron Miller’s recent graduation from Excelsior College on January 3, 2014 in a special...

Excelsior College Student with Advanced ALS Presented with Special Graduation Ceremony
Excelsior College, a regionally accredited, nonprofit distance learning institution that focuses on removing obstacles to the educational goals of adult learners, today helped Ron...

Excelsior Life: Top Stories of 2013
As the year comes to a close, a look back at the most popular Excelsior Life stories, podcasts and videos of 2013. Most Read...

Financial Aid 101 for Adult Students
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly 4 million adults ages 35 and older are currently pursuing a degree. For some students,...

Passionate Pursuits: Casey’s 15 years in Theater Production
Albany, New York’s Patricia Casey, is a senior advisor for the State Boards at Excelsior College’s School of Nursing. For the past 15 years,...

Behind-the-Scenes: Library Services at a Distance Learning Institution (Part 2)
While the modern college library continues to evolve, both in practice and in architecture, to meet the demands of the digital age, most people...

New Officers Elected to Excelsior College Board of Trustees
Excelsior College is pleased to announce the election of three new officers of its Board of Trustees. Retired Brigadier General Jerry Neff of Bradenton,...

Behind-the-Scenes: College Library Services at a Distance Learning Institution (Part 1)
While the modern college library continues to evolve, both in practice and in architecture, to meet the demands of the digital age, most people...

Thanks-for-Giving: 2013 Excelsior Charitable Giving
Across the country, the turn of the calendar and arrival of late November and the holiday season often coincides with an increase in charitable...

Behind-the-Scenes: College Admissions for Adult Students
For adult learners considering a return to school, the Admissions Office at any institution is generally their first stop on the way to a...

College Presidents Roundtable: A Social Media Recap
On November 18, Excelsior College President John Ebersole joined other college leaders from the New York-Capital Region on a panel sponsored by the Rensselaer...