Salerno to Present at 2011 APSCU Annual Convention
May 23, 2011 (Business Wire) -- ESM, a provider of student lifecycle solutions to help schools enroll, graduate and place students, has announced that Carlo Salerno, Director of Business Development for the ESM Chaperone division, is expanding his involvement with APSCU. As a former Senior Analyst with the U.S. Government Accountability Office, he will bring his knowledge of U.S. higher education and federal financial aid policy to APSCU's Default Prevention and Federal Regulatory Affairs Committees.
"This marks a critical time in the advancement of private sector education," said Salerno. "I'm honored to have the opportunity to get more involved with APSCU and its member schools as we collectively look for ways to help colleges and their students succeed."
Salerno will be speaking at the 2011 APSCU Annual Convention, where he and Dr. Larry Banks of the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions will help APSCU member schools understand how non-cognitive and other student-related characteristics can be used to improve retention, and how institutional factors can help predict institutions' cohort default rates (CDRs). The session, Improve Retention and Reduce Default Rates, takes place on Tuesday, June 7th at 10:00 a.m.
APSCU's Default Prevention Committee seeks to provide training on default management to the APSCU membership, covering such topics as student loan over borrowing, the Direct Loan conversion process and NSLDS. Additionally, the Federal Regulatory Affairs Committee involves itself with members of the U.S. Department of Education or other federal agencies on regulatory issues affecting the private sector of postsecondary education.
Salerno is one of the co-founders of BridgeSpan Financial LLC, which was recently acquired by ESM. He has worked frequently with both Congressional Hill staff and higher education industry lobbying groups on a diverse range of federal student aid and university cost projects. He holds a B.A. from Eastern Michigan University and a Ph.D. in higher education, with a concentration in economics, from The Pennsylvania State University.
ESM provides student lifecycle solutions to help institutions enroll, graduate and place students. Leveraging its highly trained people, performance-driven processes and advanced technology, the company complements an institution's in-house teams. As a premier Business Process Outsourcer, ESM operates the largest education-only contact center in the country with approximately 800 people, delivering rapid, cost-effective lead processing, high contact rates and strong conversion rates. Additionally, ESM's student lifecycle solutions include retention services to improve graduation rates, career placement services to help students succeed professionally, counseling services to help students repay their loans and analytics services to help schools manage Cohort Default Rates (CDRs). To learn more, please visit www.esm-sls.com.
Kristi Emerson, 303-885-9896