Pearson Expands Student Campus Ambassador Program to Private Sector Colleges and Universities

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Students gain business skills and practical work experience, provide feedback on educational needs

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Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, today announced the expansion of its popular student Campus Ambassador program to private sector colleges and universities. The announcement was made at the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities 2011 Annual Convention & Expo in Grapevine, Texas.

Pearson’s Campus Ambassador program, which employs students to collaborate with faculty, other students and Pearson professionals to shape existing and future programs and services, is designed to provide students with valuable business skills and practical work experience as they offer feedback on the educational needs of students in this sector.

The program is currently at the following private sector institutions: American Career College, College of Westchester, Dunwoody College, Florida Technical College, Globe University, Harrison College, PIMA, Rasmussen College, Santa Barbara Business College, South University and Vista College.

“Pearson Campus Ambassadors connect us directly with the students we serve and allow them to make a real and lasting impact on student success,” said Don Kilburn, CEO of Pearson Learning Solutions. “By extending this program to students at private sector schools, we’ll learn more about the specific needs of these students as we work to create and implement programs that will support their success.”

Pearson Campus Ambassadors must commit to a minimum of six months of service and will assist with a variety of activities, including the development of criteria for the Pearson Prize for Higher Education; evaluating new Pearson offerings that tackle recruiting and placement issues; contributing to Pearson’s blog to share student perspectives; and assisting with initiatives that demonstrate improved effectiveness and outcomes to institutions in support of federal standards.

For more information about the Campus Ambassadors program, email plscareer(at)pearson(dot)com or visit the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pearsonlearningsolutions.

About Pearson Learning Solutions
Pearson Learning Solutions is a business unit within Pearson, the world’s leading learning company. As an education partner and consultant to higher education institutions, Pearson Learning Solutions is committed to designing total, client-driven education solutions. We are a team of world-class education experts, instructional designers, curriculum development experts, education course writers, development editors and experienced textbook publishers. We tailor solutions to each institution’s individual needs, including off-the-shelf online, in-classroom or blended courses, or fully customized curriculum development. We also provide a range of technology tools and learning platforms to help students, faculty and institutions succeed.

Media Contact: Susan Aspey, susan.aspey(at)pearson(dot)com or (800) 745-8489

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