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Queen Latifah Teams Up with Strayer University to Provide Students with Education and Coaching Built for the 21st Century Classroom


The entertainment entrepreneur will kick off a multi-year partnership
with the university by being featured in an 11-week online course on

Strayer University, a national leader in innovative educational programs
for working adults, is partnering with musician, actress, producer, and
entrepreneur Queen Latifah to provide students with inspirational
support and to help Strayer create and produce confidence-building
coursework. Queen Latifah will be featured in educational and
motivational programming that builds on Strayer's commitment to provide
students with the skills, habits, and mindsets needed to succeed in the
real world.

As part of her partnership with Strayer, Queen Latifah will be featured
in an 11-week online course that focuses on building two essential
traits for success in any industry: confidence and perseverance.
Additionally, Strayer University will produce a separate "Back to
School" no-cost course with Queen Latifah that will provide students
with practical tips and skills every student needs to succeed in college.

Queen Latifah will also host live Q&A sessions with students to provide
individualized guidance, feedback and inspiration. Additionally, she
will serve as the keynote speaker at Strayer's Washington, D.C.
commencement ceremony held on June 23, 2018.

"I'm thrilled to partner with Strayer University to help their students
succeed. Strayer has been helping busy working adults go back to school
for over 125 years and I'm honored to add to that legacy and support the
students who are working so hard to further their careers," said Queen

Queen Latifah will join the ranks of Strayer's growing list of
partnerships with leading professional experts – ranging from NASCAR and
NFL champion coach Joe Gibbs, to celebrated businessman Jack Welch, to
digital media leader Jon Steinberg.

"At Strayer, we want to bring people who have achieved excellence in
their fields into our classrooms. Queen Latifah offers experience across
multiple industries that translates into invaluable – and very powerful
– lessons for our students," said Karl McDonnell, CEO of Strayer
Education, Inc.

"Queen Latifah embodies many of the qualities we work to instill in our
students to help them be successful in college and their careers
including confidence, an entrepreneurial spirit, and persistence. We're
absolutely thrilled to have her join Strayer on our mission to help
adult students succeed," said Brian Jones, President, Strayer University.

Much of Queen Latifah's educational programming will take place through
Strayer University's new approach to online education, Strayer
, which features interactive, cinematic curricula produced by
Emmy Award-winning film producers. Launched in 2015, the online learning
platform connects curricula with episodic, documentary-style films that
are relevant and relatable to students and has already shown to improve
student engagement and persistence.

About Strayer University: Founded in 1892, Strayer University is
an institution of higher learning for working adult students. It offers
undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration,
accounting, information technology, education, health services
administration, nursing, public administration, and criminal justice.
Strayer University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on
Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
The Commission is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by
the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education
Accreditation. For more information, visit

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