University of Phoenix Founder Dies

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Ian Anderson, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    John Sperling, the founder of the University of Phoenix, has died. A news report on this event can be viewed here:
    University of Phoenix founder John Sperling dies - The Denver Post
    The article mentions his creation of the Institute for Professional Development; when I lived in the SF Bay area I attended courses offered by this Institute that used professors from local universities including Stanford with the courses being provided under the umbrella of Redlands University.
  2. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    Quite a guy. A major (tens of millions of dollars) donor to the causes of marijuana legalization. It'll be interesting to see where his billions go now.

    Go gryphons.
  3. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Wouldn't they be phoenices? :smile: Anyway, R.I.P. Dr. Sperling.
  4. Messdiener

    Messdiener Member

    May his memory be eternal!
  5. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Or Phoenicians?
  6. BlackBird

    BlackBird Member

    The dude was a multi-billionaire!

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