DeVry University Announces New Sugar Land Location

Kelly Blackstone appointed center Dean at DeVry Sugar Land location

Sugar Land, Texas – January 18, 2011 – DeVry University, one of North America’s largest degree-granting higher education institutions for business, technology, and management education, announced that it has begun recruiting for the university’s newest Texas location in the Houston area, located at 14100 Southwest Freeway, Suite 100, Sugar Land, Texas 77478. Classes at DeVry University’s Sugar Land location are expected to begin in May.

DeVry University Sugar Land will offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs, with both on-site and online classes available, under the university’s five colleges of Business & Management, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Engineering & Information Sciences, Media Arts & Technology and Health Sciences. DeVry University will offer degree programs year-round at the Sugar Land location, allowing students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as few as three years and an associate degree in two years. DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management will also offer a number of master’s degree programs in business and technology. DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

“We welcome DeVry University’s newest Texas location to the conveniently-located Sugar Creek Place complex,” said Sugar Land Mayor James A. Thompson. “DeVry University’s presence in the community supports our ongoing commitment to bringing new educational and career opportunities to residents throughout our community.”

DeVry University also announced it has appointed Kelly Blackstone as center dean at the Sugar Land location. She will be responsible for launching and managing the new location, including enrollment, academics, marketing and operations.

Blackstone has extensive experience in operations, academics and admissions and has worked in the private, proprietary sector of higher education for more than eight years. She joined DeVry University in August of 2009 from the University of Phoenix, where she served as director of enrollment for five years. Blackstone holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University and earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

“DeVry University has always shown a commitment to its students by providing top-quality education to prepare them for in-demand careers with experience that can be immediately applied in the workplace,” said Blackstone. “I am thrilled to be a part of this career-focused university and utilize my skills to help the new Sugar Land location grow and serve the surrounding community.”

DeVry University has been providing high-quality, career-oriented education in Texas since 1969 with locations in Austin, Fort Worth, Houston, Irving, Richardson and San Antonio.

For more information about undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered at DeVry University or to register for classes, please call 866-623-3870 or visit

About DeVry University

Founded in 1931, DeVry University is one of the largest, private sector universities in North America, with nearly 93,000 students enrolled in the United States and Canada. The university’s mission is to foster student learning through high-quality, career-oriented education integrating technology, business, science and the arts. With more than 90 locations, DeVry University delivers practitioner-oriented undergraduate and graduate degree programs onsite and online that meet the needs of a diverse and geographically dispersed student population. Home to five colleges of study, including Business & Management, Engineering & Information Sciences, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Media Arts & Technology, DeVry University’s outstanding faculty members, work in the fields that they teach, providing students with real-world experiences that prepare them for high-growth careers.

DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, DeVry University, a part of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), is based in Downers Grove, Ill. For more information about DeVry University, find us on Twitter @DeVryUniv, Facebook /DEVRYUNIVERSITY or visit

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