The year was 1915. Woodrow Wilson was president. World War I was in effect. Gas was around $0.15 per gallon and a first class postage stamp about $0.02. Men made an average of $687 per year. The Birth of a Nation debuted and the Boston Red Sox won the World Series. Pluto was photographed for the first time, but not yet classified a planet. Einstein introduced his theory of general relatively. Frank Sinatra was born, and so was UPCEA.
Fast forward 100 years. Despite the incredible changes we have seen in this country, UPCEA has provided a constant for the professional and continuing education industry. It remains committed to ensuring quality, accessible higher educational opportunities for post-traditional students.
As UPCEA celebrates this major milestone, we are thrilled to be a part of it. Its Annual Conference, which takes place March 30th – April 1st in Washington DC, is sure to be one for the books.
While the Association will look back on the changes higher education has seen over the last century, it also promises to look forward, “boldly tackling the challenges facing higher education in this time of complexity and change, demand for greater access and affordability, and an unprecedented impact of technology on teaching, learning and administration.”
The Helix Education team will be on site, exhibiting in Booth #409. We are excited to meet with fellow attendees and share the innovative strategies and technologies we’re using to leverage data across the post traditional student life cycle in order to optimize the cost of graduation.
On behalf of everyone at Helix Education, we would like to wish UPCEA a very happy 100th birthday – take a deep breath, that’s a lot of candles!