THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234

 

TO:

Higher Education and Professional Practice

FROM:

Johanna Duncan-Poitier

SUBJECT:

Conferral of Degrees: Long Island Business Institute; Professional Business College; and Taylor Business Institute

DATE:

July 22, 2005

STRATEGIC GOAL:

Goal 2

AUTHORIZATION (S):

 

 

SUMMARY

 

Issue for Consent Agenda

 

          Should the Regents confer degrees upon students completing programs of Long Island Business Institute, Professional Business College and Taylor Business Institute?

 

Reason(s) for Consideration

 

Required by State statute and State regulations.  

 

Proposed Handling

 

This question will come before the Committee on Higher Education and Professional Practice at its September 2005 meeting.   It then will come before the Full Board for final action on September 9, 2005.

 

Procedural History

 

Long Island Business Institute and Taylor Business Institute are for-profit degree-granting institutions. Pursuant to Regents Rule 3.46 their degree-granting authority reverted to the Regents when they changed ownership. Until such time as the institutions demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of Education compliance with laws, rules and regulations applicable to degree-granting institutions in New York State, the Regents will award degrees on behalf of the institutions.

 

Professional Business College is a provisionally chartered institution. Until its charter is made absolute, Education Law 224 requires that the Regents award degrees on its behalf.

 

Recommendation 

 

I recommend that the Regents take the following action:

 

VOTED, that the awards indicated be conferred upon the individuals as listed for Long Island Business Institute, for Professional Business College and for Taylor Business Institute.

 


Background Information

 

Long Island Business Institute

 

            Long Island Business Institute, a proprietary institution, was authorized by the Regents to confer an Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) degree on April 28, 1995. The Institute also offers certificate and diploma programs in business and computer-related disciplines. On May 21, 2004, Long Island Business Institute was purchased by LIBI Corporation.  Until the Regents have reauthorized Long Island Business Institute, under its new ownership, to award degrees, all academic awards are to be conferred on graduates by the Regents.

 

Associate in Occupational Studies

 

112.               Adams, Patricia

113.               Amorosa, Maria-Lorena

114.               Bai, Yi-Ping

115.               Campoverde, Nube

116.               Castillo, Catalina

117.               Castillo, Lida-Reyna

118.               Cavanagh, Jennifer

119.               Chen, Chun Ying

120.               Chen, Dong Mei

121.               Chen, Felling

122.               Chen, Jen-Luo

123.               Chen, Youming

124.               Chiu, Simon

125.               Choi, Woo Shik

126.               Chou, Yu-Ling

127.               Ding, Hong-Xia

128.               Garcia, Santiago-Andres

129.               Guan, Long Wei

130.               Hou, Tracy

131.               Huang, Sandy

132.               Huang, Yu Hui

133.               Huo, Li Fen

134.               Jimenez, Ana P.

135.               Leiva, Vanessa

136.               Liang, Xiao

137.               Lin, Fang-Ping

138.               Lo-Chan, Po-King

139.               Lu, Fang

140.               Lu, Ke

141.               Luo, Bin

142.               Mou, Ande

143.               Neuwirth, Esther

144.               Ng, Yin-Wan

145.               Paguay, Isael-Raul

146.               Palmadesso, Stephanie

147.               Qiu, Jin

148.               Saw, Po Yin

149.               Schefer, Melissa

150.               Schroeder, Jennifer

151.               Sung, Hyoe Eun

152.               Vega, Archinedy

153.               Wang, Gui-Lan

154.               Wang, Mao-Chi

155.               Wang, Zhao-Rong

156.               Wu, Yin Di

157.               Yeh, Chiao Yun

158.               Yeung, Ana-Cheng

159.               Zhan, Hong

160.               Zhang, Li

161.               Zhang, Xue P

162.               Zheng, Jun-Ming

163.               Zhu, Jing

 

 

 

Professional Business College

 

          Professional Business College was granted a provisional charter by the Board of Regents on June 17, 2003, authorizing the College to offer the Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) degree.  Until the Regents grant Professional Business College an absolute charter, all academic awards are to be conferred on graduates by the Regents.

 

Associate in Occupational Studies

 

28.           Chang, Ha Young

29.           Chang, Wai Hing

30.           Chen, Jie

31.           Chiu, Ben Wing

32.           Deng, Yi Hang

33.           Gonzalez, Ketty

34.           Huang, Zhi Guang

35.           Hui, Ka Yee

36.           Li, Hua Hui

37.           Liu, Li Ping

38.           Liu, Yan Ling

39.           Lui, Lisa

40.           Mak, Lai Ngung

41.           Ortiz, Dunia B.

42.           Sanchez, Ingrid

43.           Wu, Ai Ping

44.           Zhang, Hai Yan

45.           Zhou, Yong Liang

 

 

 

Taylor Business Institute

 

          Taylor Business Institute was authorized by the Board of Regents on March 24, 1972 to grant the Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) degree.  The Institute was purchased from ITT Educational Services, Inc. by Phillips Colleges, Inc. on April 13, 1988.  On January 31, 1997, TBIO, INC. purchased Taylor Business Institute from Phillips Colleges, Inc.  On April 4, 2002, the Institute was purchased by the Benhem Company, Inc. (a New York corporation). Until the Regents have reauthorized Taylor Business Institute, under its new ownership, to award degrees, all academic awards are to be conferred on graduates by the Regents.

 

 

 

Associate in Occupational Studies

 

2707.    Allen, Jewel

2708.    Barrios, Jessica

2709.    Battle, Cynthia

2710.    Bonilla, Nilda Y.

2711.    Brown, Lashanna

2712.    Chan, Bryan

2713.    Cruz, Yomyra

2714.    Cruz, Yvelisse

2715.    Gonzalez, Jennifer

2716.    Gonzalez, Melissa

2717.    Gordon, Kemelie

2718.    Granado, Erika Rivera

2719.    Granado, Francheska Rivera

2720.    Grant, Nicole

2721.    Guzman, Jackson

2722.    Guzman, Luis M.

2723.    Hall, Shamaal

2724.    Harrison, Amanda

2725.    Holliman, Zakkiyyah

2726.    James, Albert

2727.    Jones, Frank

2728.    Kelly, Lorella

2729.    King, Brian

2730.    Lassen, Marangely

2731.    Lau, Ka Ming

2732.    Louis, Fritzner

2733.    Lucian, Marie M.

2734.    Meza, Jessica

2735.    Mitchell, Sherell

2736.    Morales, Nilda

2737.    Morales, Josephina Tineo

2738.    Moultree, Sheena

2739.    Nim, Sokhea

2740.    Nim, Yenelsy

2741.    Perez, Leslie

2742.    Persad, Ian

2743.    Persuad, Natasha

2744.    Pizza, Peter

2745.    Pratt, Shalika

2746.    Reeves, Joanne E.

2747.    Romero, Jade

2748.    Russell, Jacqueline

2749.    Santana, Xiomara

2750.    Shack, Carrie

2751.    Shobowale, Oluwakemi

2752.    Swaby, Joan

2753.    Vann, Jasen

2754.    Vargas, Yeceny

2755.    Vega, Stephanie

2756.    Velazquez, David

2757.    Wright, Nicole

2758.    Zuanznabar, Brenda