Kaplan University Launches College of Public Service Kaplan University Also Announces its First Empowerment Awards Program

to Recogni ze Public Service Teams from the Nonprofit and Government Sectors. Davenport, Iowa, September 20, 2012 -- Kaplan University, a leader in higher edu cation innovation, announced the official launch of the College of Public Servic e today. The new college brings together Kaplan University’s existing schools—Gradua te Education, Arts & Sciences and Public Safety—under one college encompassing a w ide variety of disciplines with the common thread being public service. With a total of 40 degree and certificate programs, the College of Public Servic e equips and empowers students with the knowledge and experience to further thei r careers in the nonprofit or government sectors. Programs such as Education, Fi re Science, and Psychology are offered at the bachelor’s and master’s levels. “The College of Public Service combines disciplines which share a vital mission se rving the needs of the public and more broadly, the greater society,” said Wade Dy ke, president of Kaplan University. “The joining of the Graduate Education, Arts & Sciences and Public Safety programs provides students greater access to a broad er assortment of course offerings and expert faculty, fostering collaboration an d encouraging dialogue and the exchange of ideas among current and future public servants dedicated to building and enhancing our society.” The introduction of the new College of Public Service will be complemented with a new online information resource center available at center-public-service.kapl anu.edu. This online resource will provide Kaplan University students, alumni an d the general public with information, services and opportunities related to the public service field. It will also act as an interactive community for Kaplan U niversity faculty to share their expertise and counsel based on their real life experiences. Celebrating Teamwork with New Public Service Empowerment Awards -MORE-To mark and celebrate the new College of Public Service, Kaplan University has established the “Kaplan University Empowerment Awards for Public Service Team s.” The awards program will recognize and honor the important work of teams nation wide involved in delivering public services, whether they are in the government or nonprofit sector. The award categories align with the College’s degree programs and include: Human Services, Public Administration, Criminal Justice Administra tion, Homeland Security, Public Education and Fire and Emergency Management. “The Kaplan Public Service Empowerment Awards program will call much deserved atte ntion to the accomplishments of extraordinary teams throughout the nation who ha ve chosen to not only make a career of public service, but also enhance the qual ity of life throughout our communities,” said Connie Bosse, vice president of the Kaplan University College of Public Service. “We felt it was important to recogniz e the work of teams rather than individuals because teamwork is a core attribute shared by our nation’s best public servants and one we emphasize at the Kaplan Un iversity College of Public Service.” Nominate a Public Service Team Nominations require a one-page summary of how the team demonstrates empowerment and teamwork in the public service sectors and must be submitted via email by Oc tober 25 at center-public-service.kaplanu.edu. Anyone can nominate a team of two or more who work together in a group or depart ment. An advisory board consisting of administrators and faculty from Kaplan Uni versity’s College of Public Service will select the winning teams and announce the

award recipients in December. Each winning team will be able to designate a cha rity of their choice that will receive a $1,000 donation from the Kaplan Univers ity College of Public Service. Additionally, a maximum of 10 team members will r eceive a complimentary credit course offered by the College of Public Service. The winning teams will also be featured on the College of Public Service website and e-newsletter as well as throughout Kaplan University’s social media platforms . To learn more about Kaplan University’s College of Public Service or the “Empowermen t Awards for Public Service Teams,” visit empowerment-awards.kaplanu.edu. About Kaplan University: Kaplan University offers a different school of thought for higher education. It strives to help adult students unlock their talent by providing a practical, stu dent-centered education that prepares them for careers in some of the fastest-gr owing industries. The University, which has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (www.ncahlc.org) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges a nd Schools. Kaplan University serves nearly 50,000 online and campus-based stude nts. The University has 11 campuses in Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland and Maine, and K aplan University Learning Center in Maryland,€Wisconsin,€Indiana,€Missouri€and€Florida. Kaplan University is one of Kaplan, Inc.’s higher education institutions, which se rve more than 75,000 students online and through more than 70 campus-based schoo ls across the United States. Kaplan’s higher education schools offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from certificates and diplomas to graduate and professi onal degrees, including a€juris doctor degree. Kaplan, Inc. is a leading internati onal provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and bu sinesses. It is a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO), and its largest division. For more information, visit:€www.kaplanuniversity.edu€today. For further information contact: Pascious Prince, 954-515-3603, paprince@kaplan. edu Contacts: Stephen White Kaplan University 1801 E Kimberly Rd Ste 1 Davenport, Iowa, 52807 954-515-4595 stwhite@kaplan.edu http://www.kaplanuniversity.edu/home.aspx