STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- New York Institute of
Technology (NYIT) has announced the appointment of David Harpool, Ph.D., to
provost and chief administrative officer for Ellis College of NYIT, NYIT's
online college for working adults. In his new role, Harpool will oversee
the operations and academic programs of Ellis College of NYIT, including
curriculum development, teaching initiatives and the assurance of superior
"Ellis College of NYIT is truly one of the great innovators in online
education," says Harpool. "The curriculum, which is aligned with NYIT's
21st- century education model, is designed to provide a stimulating
academic environment for career-oriented adults looking to advance their
education and further their careers. I look forward to the opportunity to
lead Ellis College of NYIT into the future."
Harpool joins Ellis College of NYIT from Kaplan University in Chicago,
Ill., where he served as provost and was responsible for the day-to-day
operations of the university's online learning division. Prior to that, he
was president of Kendall College in Chicago and Argosy University of
Chicago. A recognized expert in the field of higher-education, Harpool
authored Survivor College: Best Practices for Traditional and For-Profit
Colleges, has written several articles for numerous journals and
newspapers, and has been cited or appeared in more than 100 media sources.
He also serves as the peer- consultant for the Higher Learning Commission
of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the regional
accrediting body for that area of the United States, which includes
"NYIT is pleased to have such a recognized authority on higher
education -- particularly online higher education -- join the NYIT team,"
says Harriet Arnone, NYIT's vice president for planning and assessment.
"Dr. Harpool's record of success and innovation along with his experience
in ensuring academic quality in online programs will enable Ellis College
to continue to carry forward NYIT's long-established reputation in online
Harpool, of Evanston, Ill., earned a Doctor of Philosophy in education
from Saint Louis University, a Juris Doctor from the University of
Missouri- Columbia, School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science in education
from Southwest Missouri State University.
About Ellis College of NYIT
Ellis College of NYIT is an online university that offers over 50
different graduate and undergraduate degrees, certificates and
specializations. A branch of New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Ellis
College of NYIT instruction specializes in real-world scenarios which
enable working professionals to learn by doing and apply the strategies and
skills they acquire almost immediately in their professional lives. Ellis
College of NYIT uses a unique, interactive learning platform that provides
an animated, lively classroom experience and fosters an extensive online
community among students, alumni and faculty. In addition, Ellis College of
NYIT offers a unique guest pass program which enables prospective students
to participate in a variety of educational courses and forums before
enrolling. For more information on Ellis College of NYIT and its guest pass
program, visit http://www.ellis.nyit.edu .
SOURCE Ellis College of NYIT