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For-Profit Argosy University To Close, Including Phoenix Campus

Argosy University, a for-profit college with a campus in Phoenix, announced Friday its shutting down due to financial reasons. The closure of its Phoenix campus would affect about 450 students.

Teri Stanfill, executive director of the Arizona State Board of Postsecondary Education, said the state steps in to assist impacted students.

“The state board becomes the custodian of record," Stanfill said, "and we will be taking official possession of student educational records, whereas we can then provide official copies of their transcripts when they wish to transfer.”

Argosy’s parent company, Dream Center Education Holdings, also owns the Art Institute chain, which is also closing. The Art Institute of Phoenix campus shuttered in December.

After spending seven months as a news intern for KJZZ, Matt Kling returned in January 2019 as a general assignment reporter, mainly on the weekends.Kling’s radio career started when he joined Blaze Radio as freshman at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School. At Blaze Radio he has served as a host, producer and assistant production director. He’s also interned for KTAR before joining KJZZ in 2018.Kling also has extensive work in television production, working as a director, technical director and other positions for Cronkite News and Arizona PBS. Today, Kling serves as a newscast producer for Cronkite News. He anticipates graduation from the Cronkite School in May 2019.When he’s not working, you can find Kling out and about on the town, or in his downtown Phoenix apartment watching his favorite Philadelphia sports teams.