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DYC Professor is Key Speaker at the "Access, Competition, and For-Profit Higher Education Conference"

Buffalo, New York – October 5, 2012 – Dr. Bonnie Fox Garrity, associate professor of business at D'Youville College, was one of the key speakers at the "Access, Competition, and For-Profit Higher Education Conference" held on Sept. 21-22 at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University.

Dr. Fox Garrity spoke on the differences among the legal, financial, and market force restrictions faced by for profit, not-for-profit, and public institutions and how these may influence the use of public funds at these institutions.

She was invited as a recognized leading scholar in this field and for her recent publications in the Journal of Critical Education Policy Studies, co authored with her D'Youville associates Dr. Roger Fiedler and Dr. Mark Garrison. She has published extensively in numerous professional journals.

The national two-day conference was attended by educational leaders in the area of for-profit higher education including several senior level executives of for-profit institutions. Approximately 100 leaders in this field attended the conference.

Dr. Fox Garrity has been invited to speak at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference in Las Vegas in November and Dr. Dion Daly, acting chair of the D'Youville business department, will present a joint paper co -written with Dr. Fox Garrity at the American Institute of Higher Education Conference in Niagara Falls later this month.

A graduate of the State University at Fredonia, she earned her master of arts in speech communication degree at the University of North Carolina and her MBA at Canisius College. Her doctorate in education is from D'Youville College.

Dr. Fox Garrity is also a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources.

She received the D'Youville Scholar of the Year Award in 2012 and was voted College Professor the Month by the D'Youville student body in 2008.

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