Ashford University Representatives to Present at Annual Act Conference

Topic to be Immigration and Diversity in the Classroom

Three Ashford University staff members will present informational sessions during the American College Testing (ACT) Program’s 2009 Annual Conference on Wednesday, March 4, in Ames, Iowa. The theme for this year’s conference is “Educator Impact: Creating the Leaders of Tomorrow.”           

During a session titled “Immigration – Bridging the Borders,” Anabel Duarte, Admissions Representative, will present the facts about immigration and its process through the eyes of an immigrant.           

Jason Woods, Director of Admissions, and Ty Perkins, Instructional Specialist Manager, will lead a session called “Diversity in the Classroom – Beyond the Color Barriers,” focusing on diversity beyond race, gender and ethnicity. 

In the past year, the ACT test, a national college admissions examination, was administered to nearly 41,000 students in Iowa. According to the organization’s website, ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the United States.           

About Ashford University

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is a coeducational institution regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, with programs in education, business, accounting, criminal and social justice, computer animation and graphic design, and other areas.  The University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a range of student activities and athletics, at its Clinton campus.  Online degree programs are available in education, organizational management, business administration, and psychology.  The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable on-campus and online programs, with tuition fees among the lowest in the U.S. compared to other private institutionsIts tagline is: “Higher Education Made Affordable”SM.  For more information, please visit or call Shari Rodriguez, Director of Public Relations, at 858/513-9240 x2513.