The addition of a faculty member of the University of Phoenix to the board of Jobs for Arizona Graduates is expected to strengthen the partnership between the two organizations.
Hinrich Eylers, executive dean of the university’s
School of Advanced Studies, joined the organization’s board Dec.
20, according to a news release. The two entities work together to
encourage students to finish high school and explore career and
college opportunities. The university’s Leads Program allows
faculty and staff to mentor select students from area high schools.
“Throughout its three decades of operation, JAG has helped
thousands of young people stay focused on their education,” Eylers
said in the news release. “Ensuring the success of those pursuing
their educational goals is a worthwhile effort, and I look forward to
working with Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates.”
Eylers earned a
physics degree from Technische Universität Munchen in Germany, an
MBA from DeVry University’s Keller School of Management, and a
master’s and Ph.D. from the California Institute of
“Dr. Eylers’ unwavering commitment to the students
at University of Phoenix and in the Arizona community overall makes
him an ideal board member,” Graciela Candia, president of Jobs for
Arizona’s Graduates, said. “His energy, expertise and experience
will be a valuable asset to our organization and the students we
Jobs for Arizona Graduates operates more than two dozen
programs serving 1,200 students across the state. More information is
available at http://jagaz.org.
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