CA Government Regulating Vocational Schools

New Chief to Oversee Private Vocational Schools

Bay Citizen investigation prompts change in leadership

Chris Dang

Thor Swift for The Bay Citizen
Chris Dang, a student at the Institute of Medical Education, pictured in December. State regulators shut down the school in February.

Laura Metune on Wednesday became the new chief of the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, the beleaguered state agency charged with overseeing the state’s vocational and for-profit colleges. Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Metune to the $110,580-a-year post earlier this month.

Metune’s appointment comes after a Bay Citizen investigation revealed the bureau had failed to properly oversee the state’s 1,300 technical, vocational and other private postsecondary schools.  More…