Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes Higher Education Group completes another dominant year on the speaker circuit

By January 18, 2019 Firm Highlights

Leawood, Kan. – January 18, 2019 – On behalf of the law firm’s higher education team, Ron Holt, attorney, and Christopher DeLuca, Of Counsel, were invited to speak at a variety of notable conferences throughout 2018, resulting in another strong speaking year in the sector. Below is a recap:

January: Region VII Private Career Schools & Colleges Conference in Kansas City—Title IV Update and the state of the higher education industry.

January: Michigan Student Financial Aid Association Conference in Dearborn, MI – Title IX & Clery Act Update.

April: American Association of Cosmetology School Leaders Summit & Capitol Hill Day in Washington, DC – panel discussion on negotiated rulemaking with respect to new borrower defense to repayment regulations.

April: Campus Ivy Financial Aid Conference in Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida – Title IV Policy Update – Spring 2018.

April: FAME Annual Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Title IV Policy Update – Spring 2018 and Title IX/Clery Act Update.

May: Financial Aid Services Annual Conference in Clearwater Beach, Florida -Title IV Policy Update – Spring 2018.

May: Northwest Career Colleges Federation Annual Conference in Vancouver, Washington – Title IX/Violence Against Women Act Annual Training.

May 22 in Schaumburg, Illinois, and on June 12 in Dallas, Texas:  Title IV (federal student loans and grants) policy update presentations at the 2018 Private Career Schools & Colleges Conferences held in federal Regions V and VI.

June:  Panel speaker at the 2018 Career Education Colleges & Universities Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida, to address online education growth.

June: Career Education Colleges and Universities Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida – panel discussion on new Borrower Defense to Repayment negotiated rulemaking.

August: Central States Private Education Network in Chicago, Illinois – panel discussion on negotiated rulemaking with respect to new Borrower Defense to Repayment regulations.

October: American Associate of Cosmetology Schools Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida – panel discussion on negotiated rulemaking with respect to new Borrower Defense to Repayment regulations.

Participated as a speaker in the Regions Private Career Colleges and Schools conferences in Kansas City (January), Atlanta (February), Denver (March), Philadelphia (April), Chicago (May) and Dallas (June). Presentation topics included The Clery Act & Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Borrower Defense to Repayment, Gainful Employment, Title IV Policy Update – Spring 2018 and Title IX/Clery Act Update and Title IX/Violence Against Women Act Annual Training.

In 2018, Chris also was a participating member of the U.S. Department of Education negotiated rulemaking committee in connection with the development of new borrower defense to repayment regulations.

About Ron Holt:

Ron brings 37 years of experience to Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes. He has a national practice representing institutions of higher learning, regulatory matters and business transactions, including program reviews, administrative proceedings, student claims, state and federal court litigation, changes of ownership, and accrediting and state licensing agency disputes.

About Christopher DeLuca:

Chris DeLuca is the founder of DeLuca Law LLC and is Of Counsel with Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes. Chris has 27 years of experience providing legal, financial and management services to business owners and career school operators. In addition to being a licensed attorney, Chris is also a certified public accountant (inactive status).