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Franklin University Vice President Selected to Present to U.S. Department of Education

For Immediate Release: May 18, 2011

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

FranklinUniversity, a leading educator of working adults in Central Ohio,is proud to announce Evelyn Levino, Vice President, Institutional Compliance & Government Relations has been accepted to provide testimony to the U.S. Department of Education at the Higher Education Round Table 2011.  The Round Table will be held at Loyola University and will serve as the preliminary step to inform policy for the next level of negotiated rule making by the DOE.  

As part of her testimony, Levino will be providing information regarding college completion tracking, reporting, calculations, and emphasizing the need to move beyond the traditional calculations and effectively account for the adult learners and part-time students.

During her trip to Chicago, Levino will also participate in a series of DOE public hearings and roundtable discussions which will focus on specific topics such as completion rates for higher education.  The roundtable discussions are intended to complement the hearings, but will have a broader focus and inform the policy development process in the specific areas of interest.

About Evelyn Levino
In addition to serving as Vice President for Institutional Compliance and Government Relations, Levino formerly served as Vice President for Administration at Franklin and as Vice President for Students.  In her many roles over 19 years at Franklin she has been responsible for almost every non-academic area including  undergraduate and graduate enrollment management and student services, international student services, disability services, financial aid, transfer credit, document management, call center operations., facilities, security, technology, finance, investments, payroll, and accounting. 

Her interest in outreach and community has lead her to serve in a variety of professional organizations including OASFAA where she recently participated in College Goal Sunday and provided training for Ohio Guidance Counselors.   She has served on the Board of Trustees for the Discovery Special Improvement District, a private-sector organization funded by property owners, and has recently completed her term as the Chairwoman.   In addition she represents Franklin University on Columbus City School’s Higher Education Partnership.  Evelyn’s passion for helping student’s succeed and past experience leading the University through two previous HEO reauthorizations, combine with the her vast experience in higher education to uniquely position her to understand the intricacies needed to successfully navigate through future compliance and regulatory proceedings.

Levino holds an MBA from Franklin University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from Ohio Dominican University.

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master's and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals.  From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work. Students can take classes through Franklin through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, two central Ohio locations, in Beavercreek, at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and online. In addition, the University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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