University of Phoenix Congratulates Alumnus Byron V. Garrett on New Book

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–University of Phoenix is proud to congratulate alumnus Byron V. Garrett
on the upcoming release of his new book, “There’s Greatness on the
Inside,” a children’s book to inspire children and parents alike.

“As we congratulate Byron on the launch of his book, ‘There’s Greatness
on the Inside,’ we are also excited about the opportunity to acknowledge
such an outstanding member of our alumni community,” said Timothy
P. Slottow, president of University of Phoenix. “Byron is an example of
how University of Phoenix students can use their education to change
their own lives, as well as those of their families and future

After graduating from High Point University, Garrett went on to earn his
Masters of Organizational Management from University of Phoenix. He then
went on to complete postdoctoral work towards an Ed. D. at Pepperdine
University. Garrett inspires the future generation to pursue greatness
as a leading entrepreneur, education advocate and leadership speaker.

“My own pathway to greatness was paved by the education I received from
the University of Phoenix’s outstanding faculty,” said Byron V. Garrett.
“‘There’s Greatness on the Inside’ was inspired by my experience as a
lifelong learner and school administrator. All children should receive
messages that lift them to aspire to greatness inside and out.”

Garrett’s upcoming book tour kicks off with a launch event at the
Gaylord Resort and Convention Center in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 26,
2015. To learn more about “There’s Greatness on the Inside,” please

As one of the 923,000 students that have graduated from University of
Phoenix, Garrett embodies the academic excellence and leadership that
the University strives to produce and support. The University encourages
all of its alumni to stay connected through its alumni association. For
more information, please visit

About Byron V. Garrett

Byron V. Garrett is an educator, entrepreneur and author of the
best-selling book “The ABCs of Life.” He serves as a trustee for the
Guyana Foundation and was recently named to The Root 100, which
recognizes emerging and established African-American leaders under 45.
Previously, Byron was a K-8 school principal, a Policy Advisor for
Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, is the former CEO of the National
Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and worked on educational policy during
the Bush and Obama administrations.

About University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help working adults
move efficiently from education to careers in a rapidly changing world.
Flexible schedules, relevant and engaging courses, and interactive
learning can help students more effectively pursue career and personal
aspirations while balancing their busy lives. As a subsidiary of Apollo
Education Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:
University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering
associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs from
campuses and learning centers across the U.S., as well as online
throughout the world. For more information, visit


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