Mon Oct 6, 2014 4:00pm BST
Integrated Education Solutions and Univision Communications Announce Strategic Alliance to Help Hispanic Serving Institutions Go Online
Alliance will help Hispanic serving colleges and universities increase their online presence
Integrated Education Solutions (IES) and Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, announced a strategic alliance at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities annual conference to help Hispanic serving institutions develop their online capabilities. IES and UCI will work with colleges and universities experienced in serving Hispanic students to build new online educational offerings, or expand current efforts.
IES will provide a turnkey solution to institutions seeking to offer online courses and degree programs, including program planning, instructional design, recruitment and student services, virtual campus management and regulatory compliance consulting.
“IES has tremendous expertise in this area, built on DeVry Education Group’s more than 20 years of experience managing programs and serving students from the certificate to the doctoral level,” said Stephanie Woodson, executive director of IES. “We are excited to work with Univision and Hispanic serving colleges and universities to create and deliver quality online programs.”
DeVry Education Group’s online services operations serve over 450,000 course takers per year across a wide range of academic programs at DeVry Group institutions, including nursing, business, medicine, technology and allied health.
As part of the strategic alliance, Univision will provide access to research from its consumer insights team, as well as a material media package supporting this strategic alliance that includes television, radio, digital, and live events.
More than 56 million Hispanics live in the U.S., representing nearly half the nation’s population growth from 2000-2012, and nearly 89 percent of the growth in college enrollment during that timeframe.
About Integrated Education Solutions
Integrated Education Solutions, part of DeVry Education Group (NYSE: DV), is an online service provider to academic institutions, corporate partners and professional organizations. IES draws on DeVry Education Group’s nearly 20 years of experience in online learning serving 474,000 online course takers annually at DeVry Group institutions, supported by 1,500 online learning professionals at its institutions. IES’ brand promise to its partners is to provide a comprehensive, cost-effective and risk-lowering solution for reaching students through online learning. For more information, please visit www.integratededsolutions.com.
About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company, a leading content creator in the U.S., includes Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country reaching approximately 95% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching approximately 89% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network, as well as Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to novelas, Univision Deportes Network, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to sports, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to news, and an additional suite of cable offerings – De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson and Telehit; Univision Television Group, which owns and/or operates 61 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Hispanic radio group which owns and/or operates 68 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; an Interactive network of online and mobile apps and products including UVideos, the first bilingual digital network serving Hispanic America, Uforia, the leading Hispanic digital music service, Univision.com, the No. 1 most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics, and Univision Partner Group, a specialized advertising and publisher network. UCI’s assets also include a minority stake in El Rey Network, a new 24-hour English-language network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, and a joint venture with Disney/ABC Television Network for Fusion, a news, pop culture and satire TV and digital network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.Univision.net.
Integrated Education Solutions
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Univsion Communications Inc.
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