Helix Takes to the Stage at KACCS, Presenting Strategies for Finding, Enrolling and Retaining More Students

KACCS is hosting its annual conference at Sullivan University today, and Helix Education has earned itself two breakout sessions on the agenda. We are looking forward to the opportunity to not only hear from career college leaders across the state about their challenges and priorities, but to also engage in conversations with them about the most efficient and meaningful path from inquiry through graduation.

Here’s our line-up:

Aggregate, Analyze, Act: Keeping Students Moving Toward Graduation (10:35am – 11:45am)

Kentucky institutions will learn how to design, configure and implement a student-centric retention program that addresses each student’s unique situation, facilitates timely interventions, and supports student success, ultimately driving persistence and decreasing the cost of graduation.

How Does Marketing Impact Student Retention? (1:15pm – 2:25pm)

Attendees will come together for an insightful discussion about finding the right students for their programs and engaging with them in the right way so institutions can keep students motivated from the get-go and moving toward graduation.


KACCS represents more than 170 licensed, private career schools and colleges who collectively support more than 265,000 students and graduates. The organization works cooperatively with local, state and federal authorities, public school officials, business, commerce and industry to maintain high standards and sound policies across the state’s education programs.

Here’s to a great event in Louisville!

Ed Patterson

As the co-founder of Datamark, presently Helix Education, Ed Patterson brings over 35 years of higher education experience to his role as Regional Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Helix Education. During his tenure at Helix, he has partnered with over 100 institutions, creating tailored solutions that address a variety of strategic initiatives to optimize the cost of graduation for both his partners and the students that they serve.