Stephen B. Friedheim
Strategic Coach, entered the career
college sector of higher education when he was hired to be
the president of AICS in 1976. He served in that position
for eight years before joining Jan in Dallas, as president
of her college.
Subsequently, Steve was elected
treasurer and chair of AICS and then became the first chair
of CCA when AICS and NATTS merged.
Steve has been very
active in workforce development activities serving as the
chair of Work Source for Dallas County, the vice chair of
the state association of workforce boards, and as a member
of the national association’s board of directors.
Jan V. Friedheim
Strategic Coach, created a nationally prominent junior
college of business in Dallas, where she served as chairman
of the board and director for over 40 years. During
that time, she was actively involved in AICS, COE, SACS, and
ACICS as well as state and local career college
Jan was the first female chair of the AICS
Accrediting Commission and AICS Board of Directors.
Presidents Carter and Reagan both appointed Jan to the
Secretary of Education's Advisory Committee on Accreditation
and Institutional Eligibility.
She is a popular speaker at
state and regional education meetings.
Together, Steve and Jan have made numerous appearances at state and national meetings as well as at collegiate in-service training sessions. They both publish regularly in Career Education Review with such articles as, “101 Ways to Make a
Good School GREAT!!”; “Language of Respect”; and “An Open Letter to the New Guys/Gals on the Block—Welcome to the Career College Sector
of Higher Education.”