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Conference Agenda

Wednesday October 02

8:00 AM-12:30 PMCAPPS Outing

Location: TBD

10:00 AM-11:00 AMCAPPS Event

Room: TBD

2:00 PM-3:00 PMPre-Con Workshop #1

Title: TBD

Presenter(s): TBD

2:00 PM-3:00 PMPre-Con Workshop #2

Title: TBD

Presenter(s): TBD

2:00 PM-3:00 PMPre-Con Workshop #3

Title: TBD

Presenter(s): TBD

3:00 PM-3:15 PMBreak

3:15 PM-4:30 PMPre-Con General Session


Title: CAPPS 2024 Business Meeting
Presenters: LeeAnn Rohmann

Title: Legislative Update
Presenters: Robert Johnson and Matt Back

Title: TBD
Presenter: TBD

4:40 PM-5:00 PMChampagne Toast

Room: TBD
Sponsored by: TFC Tuition

5:00 PM-7:00 PMCAPPS Board of Directors Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

Sponsored By: Advance 360 Education

Thursday October 3

7:45 AM-8:30 AMBreakfast with Exhibitors


8:30 AM-10:30 AMOpening General Session


Pledge of Allegiance: LeeAnn Rohmann
National Anthem: TBD
CAPPS Board of Directors President’s Welcome: LeeAnn Rohmann

CAPPS 40th Annual Conference Visionary Sponsor Award

Keynote Speaker: TBD
Keynote Sponsored by: Student First

STAR Award

10:30 AM-11:00 AMBreak with Exhibitors


11:00 AM-12:00 PMBreakout #1

Title: TBD

Presenter(s): TBD

Sponsored by: Almich & Associates

11:00 AM-12:00 PMBreakout #2

Title: TBD

Presenter(s): TBD

Sponsored by: van Rijn & Associates

11:00 AM-12:00 PMBreakout #3

Title: TBD

Presenter(s): TBD

Sponsored by: Educational Advisors

11:00 AM-12:00 PMBreakout #4

Title: TBD

Presenter(s): TBD

Sponsored by: Mendelsohn Solutions

12:15 PM-1:15 PMIgniting Innovation: A Luncheon of Opportunity

Room: TBD

1:15 PM-1:45 PMSweets Soirée: Dessert Delights with Exhibitors


1:45 PM-3:15 PMGeneral Session #2


Awards Presentations by CAPPS Board President LeeAnn Rohmann

Panel Discussion
Moderated by CAPPS Board President LeeAnn Rohmann

Panelists: TBD

3:15 PM-3:45 PMBreak with Exhibitors


3:45 PM-4:45 PMBreakout #5

Title: TBD

Presenter(s): TBD

Sponsored by: Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts

3:45 PM-4:45 PMBreakout #6

Title: TBD

Presenter(s): TBD

Sponsored by: Stanbridge University

3:45 PM-4:45 PMBreakout #7

Title: TBD

Presenter(s): TBD

Sponsored by: Success Education Colleges

3:45 PM-4:45 PMBreakout #8

Title: TBD

Presenter(s): TBD

Sponsored by: Legacy Education

5:00 PM-7:00 PMCAPPS Wine Reception with Exhibitors


7:30 PM-10:00 PMICEPAC Leadership Dinner

Friday October 4

8:15 AM-9:45 AMBreakfast General Session


Title: TBD
Keynote Speaker: TBD

Title: TBD
Speaker: TBD

Norma Ford Financial Aid Professional of the Year

9:45 AM-10:00 AMBreak

10:00 AM-11:00 AMBreakout #9

Title: TBD

Presenter(s): TBD

Sponsored by: National Center for Competency Testing

10:00 AM-11:00 AMBreakout #10

Title: TBD

Presenter(s): TBD

Sponsored by: Financial Aid Services & Genesis Software

10:00 AM-11:00 AMBreakout #11

Title: TBD

Presenter(s): TBD

Sponsored by: Enrollment Resources

11:00 AM-11:15 AMBreak

11:15 AM-12:30 PMFinal General Session


The Rant:
Keith Zakarin and Edward M. Cramp, Duane Morris LLP

CAPPS 2024 Outgoing President Award presented to LeeAnn Rohmann by Rick Wood

Closing Remarks from CAPPS Board President LeeAnn Rohmann


Champion Sponsor

Duane Morris

Duane Morris LLP, a law firm with more than 900 attorneys in offices across the United States and internationally, is asked by a broad array of clients to provide innovative solutions to today's legal and business challenges.

Growth and Culture

Evolving from a partnership of prominent lawyers in Philadelphia a century ago, Duane Morris' modern organization stretches from the U.S. to Europe and across Asia. Throughout this global expansion, Duane Morris has remained committed to preserving its collegial, collaborative culture that has attracted many talented attorneys. The firm's leadership, and outside observers like the Harvard Business School, believe this culture is truly unique among large law firms, and helps account for the firm continuing to prosper throughout changing economic and industry conditions.

At A Glance

Am Law 100 Since 2001

- More than 900 lawyers in offices in the U.S., UK and Asia

- 133 Partners have chosen to join Duane Morris in the past 5 years

- 13 consecutive years of revenue growth

- Over 25% of client business conducted through multiple offices and practicesy conditions.

Visionary Sponsor

Advance 360 Education

Advance 360 Education is Advance Local’s digital marketing agency for higher education. It’s essential to understand our overall corporate structure as it is a fundamental differentiator — our depth is a major strength, source of stability, and foundation for scalability.

Committed to the education vertical, we’re sure to see you out there! Our involvement and support goes beyond the work we do directly for our clients. Association conferences, industry events, advocacy efforts and more, Advance 360 Education is part of the education community.

Patron of CAPPS

Student First

Our Student Information System (SIS) stands apart as an innovative solution built on a cloud-native platform, enabling us to harness the power of cutting-edge technology. By embracing a true Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, we provide a seamless experience for educational institutions worldwide. Our SIS is designed to support multi-entity organizations effortlessly, with the unique ability to adapt to multiple languages and currencies.

With our cloud-native architecture, forward-thinking approach, and student-centric design, we aim to revolutionize the way educational institutions manage their operations and enhance student experiences. Join us in embracing the future of education with our transformative Student First SIS solution.

Benefactor of CAPPS Sponsor

TFC Tuition

TFC has helped thousands of schools just like yours increase access, enrollment, retention, and student success. Our programs are designed to be flexible and fit all types of schools and educational programs.

TFC has helped schools and their students succeed for 50 years. We are firm believers in helping the education sector grow, working with schools of all sizes – from multinational education corporations to small individual schools with a single campus.

Friend of CAPPS Sponsors

Educational Advisors

Educational Advisors has been supporting postsecondary schools for over 20 years with the same uncompromising integrity, professionalism, and respect. Whether you are a multi-state education corporation or an individual school with a single campus, we provide tailored solutions for your school’s specific needs in the areas of Accreditation, State Authorization, Self-Evaluation Reports, Approval Applications, Visit Preparation, and Marketing Compliance.

Almich & Associates

Almich & Associates is a Certified Public Accounting and Business Consulting firm headquartered in Lake Forest, California. The firm was formed in 1992 and consists of a group of professionals who are focused on the specific needs of organizations involved in the postsecondary education industry – both for-profit and non-profit organizations.

van Rijn & Associates

Specializing in providing services to private postsecondary schools, van Rijn & Associates is a full-service Certified Public Accounting firm committed to serving clients with personalized attention. The firm's educational partner is intimately involved in all phases of services to career schools and has a solid reputation for being responsive and attentive to clients’ needs in a timely manner. In addition to financial statement audits and SFA audits, the firm also provides other comprehensive accounting and tax services.

Mendelsohn Solutions

An industry-leading education compliance firm specializing in solution-oriented consulting. In a complex regulatory environment, the struggle to comply with state, federal, local and accreditation requirements can be overwhelming. Our approach emphasizes proactive compliance which includes identifying problem areas, mitigating risk and charting a way forward for your institution.

Stanbridge University

Stanbridge University is an award-winning institution that offers undergraduate and graduate training in Nursing and Allied Health. Campuses in Orange County, Los Angeles, and Riverside, California offer innovative technology and hands-on learning opportunities. Accredited by Investors in People and Great Place to Work, Stanbridge is a community of problem-solvers and humanitarians, passionate about affecting change on a local and global scale. The result is a powerful culture of innovative thought, leadership, and deep human empathy.

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts

Gurnick Academy is dedicated to supporting our students’ academic and professional success. We provide a comprehensive and holistic education, focusing on real-world skills and theoretical concepts. We are proud to offer individualized support to help students reach their goals. Our curriculum is comprehensive and multifaceted. It emphasizes core fundamentals while delving into more advanced topics to ensure our graduates leave with the technical know-how they need for their chosen profession.

Success Education Colleges

Marsha Fuerst founded North-West College (NWC) in 1966. Mrs. Fuerst’s family has been involved in the allied health field since the early 1950s. Today, North-West College continues to be led by Mrs. Fuerst’s son, Mitchell Fuerst. The Fuersts’ passion for career education and their desire to provide high quality, relevant training remains one of the guiding principles of the College.

In 2010, College leadership formed Success Education Colleges (SEC) to serve as the parent organization for the Colleges’ four brands: North-West College, Glendale Career College, Nevada Career Institute, and Marsha Fuerst School of Nursing. SEC’s campus in West Covina, California, functions as the Campus Support Center for its system of twelve postsecondary campuses.

Legacy Education

Legacy Education is California-based with 3 schools on 5 campuses with a primary focus on nursing and allied health programs with a secondary emphasis on veterinary and business.

Every day our students are changing their lives by choosing a career path that is motivating, interesting and focused on helping others. They are on their Path to Purpose.

Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU)

Career Education College and Universities (CECU) is the national association representing the proprietary sector of higher education. CECU has more than 1,100 campuses and affiliate members throughout North America. Career education institutions equip students across the country with career skills – from allied health and nursing to mechanics, welding and the trades, culinary, cosmetology, and truck driving, to name a few.

Supporter of CAPPS Sponsors

National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)

NCCT is an allied health certifying agency that works in partnership with quality academic programs, employers, and workforce organizations. Their certifications are respected in the industry and comply with state certification requirements. Academic institutes often implement certification scores as outcome measures for accreditation purposes. NCCT offers 7 NCCA-accredited allied health certifications in medical assisting, medical office, billing and coding, patient care technology, ECG technology, phlebotomy, and surgical technology. NCCT has tested over 500,000 allied health professionals nationwide since 1989 and continues to help bridge the gap between educators and employers.

Financial Aid Services & Genesis

Financial Aid Services

At FAS we provide valuable services in Title IV processing, consulting, auditing, training and more to colleges and career schools. We assist with improving operational efficiency, student satisfaction, and regulatory compliance while reducing budget costs. As part of our services, we provide Student File Direct (SFD), a powerful and user-friendly web-based system, helps create efficiencies and ensures accuracy and tracking, making verification, disbursing, and auditing a breeze. Our FAS team is unique in that we provide friendly hands-on support tailored to your school’s individual needs. We have served thousands of schools and students across the nation for over 44 years.

Genesis School Management Software

Genesis Online and Genesis Desktop are part of our innovative school administrative software solutions. Genesis is your one-stop -shop for capturing grades, attendance, and ledger entries on the student record. Countless reports are provided to assist with submitting data to accreditors, accountants, states, and Dept of Education. Over the past 30 years, Genesis School Management Software has been developed to automate and integrate student data allowing schools to report to all agencies and seamlessly integrate it operations with Financial Aid.

Enrollment Resources

Enrollment Resources is a leader in Career Education Marketing. Since 2003, we’ve helped schools increase student enrollment and lower expenses through EDU specific lead optimization, technical innovation and industry informed expertise.

With over 20 years of exclusive focus in EDU marketing, our team brings unparalleled understanding of the prospective student experience and the unique challenges schools face today. We have a skilled research and development department that drives continual lead conversion improvements plus dedicated customer success specialists to make sure you get the most out of every insight.

Contributors of CAPPS Sponsors

Case | Sabatini

Case | Sabatini is a full-service public accounting and consulting firm headquartered in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, with additional offices in Pittsburgh’s North Hill, and in Palm Beach Florida. Founded in 1971, Case | Sabatini offers a full range of accounting, tax, wealth management, business advisory, IT consulting, marketing, and recruiting services to a large base of clients located throughout the country.


Fame is a premier school management specialist that offers software and services for post-secondary schools to aid them with student tracking and management. With decades of experience in Title IV and school operations, Fame assists schools in remaining compliant while providing an unmatched user experience to accelerate everything from admissions to engagement with students.

Legacy Education


Financial Aid Services and Genesis

Legacy Education

Nominate A Student for a CAPPS Scholarship
Submission Deadline: July 19, 2024

Once you submit a nomination form, the student you nominated will receive an invitation to complete the student portion of the application. In order to be considered a valid entry, the school nomination must be received by July 19, 2024 and the respective student application must be received by August 5, 2024. See below for a description of each scholarship available.


Mike Mikhail Memorial Scholarship for Recent Immigrants & First-Generation Americans

For students enrolled in a CAPPS Member School who are recent immigrants to the United States or first-generation Americans.

Mohsen Aziz Mikhail, affectionately named Mike, was born in Cairo, Egypt, and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Cairo University. In 1966, Mike boarded a plane to America with a dream and $11 in his pocket. Mike worked as a CPA after arriving in America and held Controller-like positions at both public and proprietary educational institutions. In 1983, Mike began Western Career College with Dick Nathanson. Mike went on to own four schools, which he sold to Gryphon Colleges in 2004. He returned to career education in 2007, when he acquired Advanced Training Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mike Mikhail passed away in 2010.

Marsha Fuerst Memorial Scholarship for Women in Medical Assisting

For women enrolled in a Medical Assistant program of a CAPPS Member School.

In 1965, Marsha’s mother Ann Kalsman had a dream of opening a College to train allied health professionals. Her mother purchased a piece of property along Interstate 10 in West Covina and started to construct a small building. While the foundation was being poured for the campus, Marsha’s mother fell ill and was hospitalized. Marsha visited her bed side and her mother began coaching her as to what was to happen with the College should she not recover. She told Marsha to fulfill her dream….to open the College. Having very little knowledge about business or operating a school, Marsha jumped in feet first to realize her mother’s dream. Marsha served as President of North-West College for more than four decades—impacting thousands of students’ lives by equipping them to enter and advance in the health care field. Marsha passed away in 2016.

Norma Ford Memorial Scholarship for Nursing

For students enrolled in a Nursing program at a CAPPS Member School.

Norma Ford was a long-time CAPPS Financial Aid Trainer, CAPPS Board Member and one of the original Inductees into the CAPPS Hall of Fame in 2009. Norma’s accomplishments were only exceeded by the friendships that she made along the way. Norma worked in the private career school sector for over 28 years and over the last two decades was the primary trainer for the CAPPS financial aid workshops. Norma Ford passed away in 2010 after a long battle with cancer.

CAPPS General Scholarships

Open to all Students enrolled at a CAPPS Member School.

Breakout Proposals - Deadline July 19, 2024

Share Your Expertise
Schools and Allied Partners are invited to submit their proposals for a CAPPS Breakout Session. Sponsoring a breakout session is an opportunity not to be missed. Capture the attention of conference attendees while sharing your expert knowledge on an industry-related topic. Click below to access full details and requirements.  The deadline for submissions is July 19, 2024.

The Norma Ford Financial Professional of the Year - Deadline August 5, 2024

Submit Your Nominee for the NORMA FORD Financial Aid Professional of the Year
The NORMA is all about recognizing Financial Aid Professionals who go above and beyond. This is your chance to give them the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the 2024 Norma Ford Financial Aid Professional of the Year! Click below to nominate your Financial Aid Professional.
Deadline for nominations is August 5, 2024.

Conference Pricing

Registration TypeEarly Bird Registration
06/05 - 07/21
Standard Registration
07/22 - 09/29
Late Registration
09/30 - 10/04
CAPPS School Member$585$685$735
Non-Member School$732$832$882
Non-Exhibiting Vendor (1 Badge)$1,547$1,747$1,797
Legal Counsel$585$685$735
Other (School Board Members, Consultants, etc.)$785$885$935

Register (Early Bird Rate June 5 - July 21)

  • Schools with active membership in CAPPS.

  • Schools who have not yet joined CAPPS.

  • Vendors attending but not being showcased in the Exhibit Hall.

  • Partners, associates, and counsel of Legal firms serving the private postsecondary education sector.

  • For Exhibitors who have already registered and want to purchase an additional badge.

Refund Policy

All cancellations and substitutions must be submitted in writing to [email protected] 

Cancellations made prior to ten days of the event are refundable (less 20% processing fee)
For cancellations made within ten (10) days of the event, no refund will be issued
No refunds for missed days of the event
If an attendee cannot attend, a complimentary transfer of registration will be granted up to 10 business days before the start of the conference.

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