Dr. Laura Pogue Attends 2009 Career College Association Hill Day, Policy Forum, and Political Action Committee Event

March 12, 2009 - Dr. Laura Pogue, Chief Executive Officer of Complete Consulting, Inc., attended the 2009 Career College Association Hill Day, Policy Forum, and Political Action Committee Event on Capitol Hill.

Dr. Pogue participated in Capitol Hill Meetings with Congressmen and their respective staffs, communicating the importance of the economic stimulus plan to the higher education sector. “Hill Day was a highly effective way for us to engage in public policy advocacy for the sector and help educate Members of Congress and their staff on issues of critical importance to our clients within the higher-education sector,” stated Dr. Pogue.

The Policy Forum included speakers from Capitol Hill and the U.S. Department of Education, who reviewed what lies ahead in U.S. higher education for 2009 and the political environment going forward into 2010. The Forum included sessions addressing higher education legislative and regulatory issues, given the new administration and a strong Democratic majority in Congress.

As a Career College Association Hill Day Political Action Committee Event contributor and attendee, Dr. Pogue was able to solidify existing relationships and establish new ones with many elected officials.

“Our goal is to influence legislation on lending issues and general higher-education issues that provides continued student access and opportunity for college,” according to Dr. Pogue. Career College Association lobbying focused on several, specific items intended to assist students in reaching their educational goals, including:

  • Cohort Default Rates
  • Student Lender Reforms
  • 90/10 Reform
  • Distance Education

Complete Consulting, Inc. specializes in providing online education resources for career education, proactively serving their clients with integrity, intelligence, and innovation.