NYIT Appoints New Provost and Chief Administrative Officer for Ellis College of NYIT

Dec 06, 2006, 00:00 ET from Ellis College of NYIT

    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
 academic quality.
     "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