Higher Education Consulting and Management

Experts in California BPPE approvals, exemptions, and accreditation issues. 

Because state licensing and requirements differ and compliance is difficult, no two circumstances are alike. There are no one-size-fits-all solutions. Our experts are local to California and understand the BPPE. We offer advice and solutions that are tailored to the needs of our clients. Private postsecondary vocational schools, non-degree-granting institutions, and degree-granting institutions all require a license, approval, or exemption from a state agency. We assist our clients in putting together complex and tough applications, as well as applying for and receiving approval for their schools or programs. 

If your dream is to own a certificate-only or degree granting school, we have affordable options. We may even be able to get your school open in California in as little as 30 days! If you are looking to buy an already established college or university, we have helped broker purchases, too.

We have a strong postsecondary education background, which has given us an advantage as industry experts. We speak the regulators’ language and can provide realistic solutions that help our clients to open a new school (including online universities, vocational schools, and ESL schools), expand current school operations, find overseas partners, comply with education standards, or simply become more responsible institutions. 

In addition, we can assist with compliance issues that may arise with the BPPE. As BPPE consultants, we help our clients reach the best possible situation in their time of need. 

Are you ready for accreditation? AE experts are well-versed with the institutional accreditation standards of organizations such as ACICS, TRACS, ACCET, WASC, and others. We also have experience with programmatic and international accreditors such as ASIC, AAC, and others, too. Let us help guide you to the right course of action and assist with getting you up to the standard of the accreditors. 

Perhaps you are interested in issuing student visas and having international students enrolled? Our team has experience with the SEVP application process including F-1 and M-1 visas, CPT, and OPT.


College & University Management

College - University Startups and Brokering


Corporate Training Programs

Administration & Faculty Hiring


California Bureau of Private Post Secondary Education Approval and Exemption

Institutional and Programmatic Accreditations

Legal Entity

Management Team

Roy Virgen Jr. Ph.D.(abd)

Chief Executive Officer

Roy has been in higher education for 12 years and has been involved in saving schools facing closure, loss of licensing, and loss of accreditation. He has a long track record in the corporate sectors for companies such as UPS, Macy’s, and Prudential. 

Roy specializes in strategic planning, acquisitions, restructurings, BPPE preparation, and marketing. 

He is completing a Ph.D. in Leadership from University of the Cumberlands and holds an MBA from the University of La Verne. In addition, he is a faculty member for Mt San Antonio College, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Fullerton, University of Redlands, UC Irvine, and UC Riverside.

Contact Roy: roy@americaneducationinc.net

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Dr. Michael Kahler

Chief Operating Officer

Kahler holds a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership, a master’s degree in education, and a master’s in International Relations from Cal State University. 

Dr. Kahler has been involved in higher education for ten years and specializes in partner communication, management, and teacher training. 

He also oversees a non-profit ministry and is involved in entertainment ventures that involve boxing and music. 

Dr. Amanda Kenderes

Executive Vice President of Compliance

Dr. Kenderes holds a Ph.D. from University of California Los Angeles and a Doctor of Business Administration. 

Amanda has been involved in higher education for the past seven years and specializes in state compliance, accreditation, and curriculum. 

Amanda often serves as the on-site manager for consultations that involve higher levels of oversight and deeper assistance in accreditation.

Amanda’s LinkedIn

Administrative Staff

James Powell, MBA

Specialties: Accreditation meetings, finances.

Michelle Hong, BA

Specialties: Records compliance and immigration.

Carena Aguirre, JD

Specialties: Legal issues, short course curriculum development.

Guy Langvardt, PhD

Specialties: Business Curricula, Business Development

Jennifer Jimenez, BA

Administrative Assistant

Erik Castillo, AA

Specialties: IT

Christina Baker, PhD

Specialties: Syllabus Development, ESL programs

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5206 Benito St. #201, Montclair, California, 91763


(626) 591-8180