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Argosy University, Tampa Announces Commencement Exercises

(TAMPA, Flo. – June 2, 2012)   Argosy University, Tampa announces its 2012 commencement exercises. Taking place on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at A la Carte in Tampa, the event will honor 129 graduates from the campus’ College of Business, College of Health Sciences, College of Education, College of Undergraduate Studies and College of Psychology & Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. Craig D. Sweson, Chancellor of Argosy University System, will serve as keynote speaker for the event. With a career in higher education that spans more than 25 years, Dr. Craig Swenson is a recognized national leader in adult higher education. Dr. Swenson joined Argosy University as its President designate in September 2007 and officially became President on January 1, 2008 He was named Chancellor in 2009.  In August 2011, he also assumed additional responsibility as Chief Academic Officer of Education Management Corporation.

Dr. Swenson is a member of the Board of Directors of CHEA (Council for Higher Education Accreditation). He also serves on the Jacob K. Javits Program Fellowship Board at the US Department of Education. Previously Dr. Swenson served as a member of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI), advising the U.S. Secretary of Education on matters related to accreditation and to the eligibility and certification process for institutions of higher education. He was a non-federal negotiator for the U.S. Department of Education 2007 Negotiated Rule-making process. Additionally, he has been a member of the U.S. Army Educational Advisory Committee, advising the Secretary of the Army on education and training matters and has served  on the Army’s Distance Education and Training Subcommittee.

About Argosy University

Argosy University (, with 28 campus locations in 13 states and its online program, is a private academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students in a supportive learning environment where academic knowledge is enriched by the acquisition of interpersonal skills vital to success.  Argosy University has seven colleges: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Undergraduate Studies, The Art Institute of California and Western State College of Law.  With one of the largest communities of graduate students in the nation, Argosy University offers doctoral and master’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Counseling and Education.  The institution also offers bachelor’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Liberal Arts and Criminal Justice and, through The Art Institute of California, serves as an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts students and professionals.  Degree level and programs offered vary by location. Full and part-time law programs are offered through Western State College of Law. Argosy University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2610. Argosy University, Nashville is authorized for operations as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. See for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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