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 Chicago. "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 education." 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 .
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