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Ventures of Regis University.

History

Founded in 1877, Regis University shares a 500-year-old tradition of private Jesuit education with 27 other U.S. institutions of higher education, including Georgetown, Creighton, Loyola and Marquette Universities. Named a top School in the West by US News & World Report for the fifth consecutive year and the Templeton Foundations top 100 universities for student character development, Regis is dedicated to values-centered education, academic excellence and leadership in service to others. It is Colorado's largest private institution of higher education and is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. Regis has three schools: the College with its liberal arts undergraduate tradition and a graduate school of education; the Rueckert-Hartman School for Health Professions, offering undergraduate and graduate nursing, healthcare administration and physical therapy programs; and the School for Professional Studies, offering professional undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of business/management areas, computer information technology, teacher education, professional counseling, and non profit management.

New Ventures of Regis University draws on the experience and expertise of Regis University. Regis’ tremendous success in the adult education market in the Denver area prompted the establishment of a separate arm of the University in 1987. The initial outreach of the Office of New Ventures of Regis University was in the form of employee training through relationships that had been established with corporations, such as Coors Brewing Company and US West Communications. Subsequently, the first partnership with an institution of higher education, Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois, was formed to provide assistance in the implementation of an adult-degree completion program known as the LUCEP Program.

New Ventures of Regis University mission is to provide the highest quality support and leadership to higher education institutions to enable them to fulfill their missions of providing the highest quality educational opportunities to adult learners.

In achieving its mission, New Ventures of Regis University draws on the experience and expertise of Regis University. New Ventures of Regis University maintains a collaborative relationship with the College for Professional Studies (CPS) and continues to use their assistance, with over fifteen years of experience helping over 30 institutions launch accelerated adult education programs. New Ventures of Regis University has significant resident expertise in implementing accelerated adult education programs. New Ventures draws on the School for Professional Studies’ expertise in distance learning to assist colleges and universities in gaining access to online opportunities for their students.