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University of Dallas Announces Partnership with Associa

IRVING, Texas, Aug. 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The University of Dallas announced today a partnership between its Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business and the global community management firm Associa. Partnerships such as this enable the college to further its mission to prepare students in a wide variety of management specialties across a broad range of industries.

"Associa's core values, which include integrity, customer service and innovation, complement the university's mission to develop principled and moral leaders," says Gupta College of Business Dean Brett J. L. Landry. "For 50 years, we have been providing community partners with high-quality, practical business education. With this partnership, we continue to expand our network of organizations who value what a real-world educational experience can bring to their workforce."

Through this partnership, Associa employees — more than 10,000 in five countries — are eligible for tuition benefits from the University of Dallas. The benefits can be applied to master's and continuing education programs in the college's Center for Professional Development.

"We are honored to partner with the University of Dallas and offer our employees the opportunity to continue their education at such a renowned and established institution," remarks Associa Vice President of Leadership & Organization Development Todd Strosnider. "Having earned my Master of Business Administration from UD, I can attest to the first-class level of the program and its marketability in the workforce."

According to a 2016 report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, new jobs grew by five percent in the Dallas/Fort Worth market last year. With thousands of organizations competing for the same job prospects, companies are looking for new ways to attract and retain employees with limited budgets. One way to do this is to provide them with educational discounts from top universities like the University of Dallas.

"Since our founding, UD has empowered thousands of working professionals through flexible programs serving a variety of specialties," says University of Dallas Director of Corporate Relations and Partnerships Halley Netsch. "Through academic partnerships with UD, employers can develop employees from within their own companies with the added benefit of preparing their workforces to lead their organizations forward into a competitive market."

Corporations interested in engagement opportunities with the University of Dallas may contact Halley Netsch at hnetsch@udallas.edu.

About the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business

The Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business at the University of Dallas has been perfecting graduate business education for more than 50 years. Located in Irving, Texas, the college offers Texas' only AACSB-Accredited Doctor of Business Administration, in addition to Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Bachelor of Arts, and many professional education programs, making it one of the most popular choices among Dallas/Fort Worth's business leaders. SB Hall, which opened in January 2016, houses the college, providing students with state-of-the-art technology and practical tools to prepare them for their future career. For more information, visit www.udallas.edu/cob.

About Associa

Building and managing successful communities for more than 37 years, Associa is the worldwide leader in community management with over 10,000 employees operating more than 180 branch offices in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, the United States, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa. Based in Dallas, Texas, our industry expertise, financial strength and innovation meet the unique needs of clients across the world with customized services and solutions designed to help communities achieve their vision. To learn more about Associa go to www.associaonline.com.

About the University of Dallas

The University of Dallas, located in a metropolitan area of nearly seven million people, is a leading Catholic university widely recognized for academic excellence by well-known publications, organizations and accrediting bodies. It offers distinctive individual undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in the liberal arts, business and ministry that are characterized by an exceptional, engaged faculty, a commitment to shaping principled, well-skilled leaders and academic rigor in the Catholic intellectual tradition. For more information, visit www.udallas.edu.

CONTACT: Chris Petrawski 972-721-5265 CPetrawski@udallas.edu



Source: Associa