University of Phoenix® School of Advanced Studies Executive Dean Appointed to Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates Board of Directors

Dr. Hinrich Eylers Elected to Local Jobs for America’s Graduates

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–University of Phoenix today announced the election of Hinrich Eylers,
Ph.D., P.E., executive dean of the School of Advanced Studies, to the
Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates (JAG) Board of Directors. JAG, an affiliate
of Jobs for America’s Graduates, helps high school students stay in
school and provides them with leadership and vocational skills necessary
to be successful in their careers following graduation.

“Dr. Eylers’ unwavering commitment to the students at University of
Phoenix and in the Arizona community overall makes him an ideal board
member,” said Graciela Candia, president of Jobs for Arizona’s
Graduates. “His energy, expertise and experience will be a valuable
asset to our organization and the students we serve.”

In the past 30 years, JAG has helped nearly 30,000 students stay in
school, pursue post-secondary education and secure quality entry-level
jobs leading to career advancement opportunities. Today, JAG has 25
programs in Arizona schools serving more than 1,200 students.

“Throughout its three decades of operation, JAG has helped thousands of
young people stay focused on their education,” said Dr. Eylers.
“Ensuring the success of those pursuing their educational goals is a
worthwhile effort, and I look forward to working with Jobs for Arizona’s

University of Phoenix works with JAG to help ensure the success of
Arizona’s youth during and after high school through a variety of career
and college exploration opportunities. As part of this partnership, a
handful of students are selected each year to sharpen their leadership
training by participating in the University of Phoenix Leads Program. As
part of the program, University of Phoenix employees donate their time
to mentor students.

Dr. Eylers holds an engineering physics degree from Technische
Universität München in Germany, an MBA from the Keller School of
Management at DeVry University, and both a master’s degree and Ph.D. in
environmental engineering sciences from the California Institute of
Technology. At University of Phoenix, Dr. Eylers has held several
leadership roles, including associate provost, and is a key advocate for
expanding university-wide projects to aid student learning. His
appointment to the JAG Board of Directors reflects another step in a
long career of preparing students for successful, enriching careers.

For more information about University of Phoenix programs, including
on-time completion rates, the median debt incurred by students who
completed the program and other important information, please visit

About Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates

Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates is an affiliate of Jobs for America’s
Graduates, the longest running and most successful dropout prevention
and school to career transition program in the country. The mission of
Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates is to help young people to stay in school
and to acquire the academic, personal, leadership and vocational skills
they will need to be successful upon graduation. JAG provides school and
community-based work and college readiness programming for youth and
young adults in Arizona. For more information about Jobs for Arizona’s
Graduates, please visit

About the School of Advanced Studies

University of Phoenix® School of Advanced Studies is home to doctoral
programs at University of Phoenix and develops leaders who create new
models that explain, predict and improve organizational performance in
their fields. The practitioner degrees offered through the School of
Advanced Studies at University of Phoenix are designed around the
Scholar, Practitioner, Leader™ Model, incorporating lifelong learning
(scholarship), social and workplace contribution (practice), and the
ability to exert positive influence (leadership). More information can
be found at

About University of Phoenix®

University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help working adults
move efficiently from education to careers in a rapidly changing world.
Flexible schedules, relevant and engaging courses, and interactive
learning can help students more effectively pursue career and personal
aspirations while balancing their busy lives. As a subsidiary of Apollo
Education Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL),
University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering
associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs from
campuses and learning centers across the U.S., as well as online
throughout the world. For more information, visit


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