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Former DeVry Dean to Police Fraud in Higher Education

The Trump administration has selected a former dean of the for-profit DeVry University to head a unit within the Department of Education responsible for policing fraud and illegal activity at colleges, Politico reports.

Julian Schmoke has been hired from an administrative position at West Georgia Technical College, a two-year public institution, to lead the Student Aid Enforcement Unit. Created by the Obama administration last year, the unit has primarily regulated for-profit institutions, including those managed by DeVry. The DeVry group—since renamed Adtalem Global Education—settled with the New York attorney general in February for $2.25 million over claims it had exaggerated its students' job-finding success.