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The American College of Financial Services plans major move

The American College of Financial Services plans major move

BRYN MAWR, Pa., Nov. 2, 2017 -- The American College of Financial Services is moving its operational headquarters from Bryn Mawr, Pa., to 630 Allendale Rd. in King of Prussia, Pa. The relocation to the newly purchased building will be completed by June 2019. Increased square footage and proximity to a diverse and dynamic area will provide a state-of-the-art setting for the continued growth of The College and its educational programs.

According to The College's President and CEO Robert Johnson, "This move represents a renewed investment in the mission of the institution, which is to raise the level of professionalism in financial services by promoting education, ethical practices and the pursuit of new knowledge for the benefit of society."

An extensive refurbishment of the interior will create an environment conducive to the development of cutting-edge research and distance learning experiences responsive to the needs of The College's students, faculty, and corporate and educational partners. It will include a media center with access to the latest educational technologies and equipment, expanded collaborative spaces, and an ergonomic setting for faculty, professional staff, students in residency programs and visitors. Legacy areas will be incorporated into the design honoring The College's generous benefactors.

With its roots dating back to the late twenties in the faculty office of Dr. Solomon Huebner at the University of Pennsylvania, the College rapidly expanded from educating life insurance experts to professionalizing financial planners, wealth managers, and others offering financial advice. The College acquired property in Bryn Mawr, Pa., and moved to the current 35-acre location in 1961. The campus was sold in 2007, but The College remained onsite at MDRT Foundation Hall, named in recognition of the Million Dollar Round Table's financial support in building the facility. Currently, over 200 faculty and professional staff continue working to expand Dr. Huebner's vision, increasing the financial security of consumers here and abroad by better educating their advisors. As the scope of that mission grows, The College and all of the professionals it serves will benefit from the larger headquarters in the vibrant King of Prussia community.

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About The American College of Financial Services

The American College of Financial Services was founded in 1927 and is the nation's largest non-profit educational institution devoted to financial services. Holding the highest level of academic accreditation, The College has educated one in five financial advisors across the United States and offers prestigious financial planning designations such as the Retirement Income Certified Professional®(RICP®), Chartered Life Underwriter®(CLU®), Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) and education leading to the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) certification. It recently approved conferral of PhD degrees to the first class of graduates of that program. The College's faculty represents some of the foremost thought leaders of the financial services profession. For more information, visit TheAmericanCollege.edu.