Gibbs College Of Boston To Become Sanford-Brown College

June 9, 2011

Boston City Council President to Visit Historic Location for Official Change

Boston, MA (June 9, 2011) – Gibbs College of Boston will officially change its name to Sanford-Brown College, Inc., a private two year college on June 9, 2011.  Boston City Council President, Michael Ross, will join the school’s Board of Trustees, faculty and students in unfurling the new Sanford-Brown College flag, and revealing the new sign for the historic building.

Gibbs School was started by Katharine Gibbs in 1911. The school is located at 126 Newbury Street in Boston. In 1997, Career Education Corporation (CEC) acquired the Gibbs Group.

“We are delighted that Gibbs College of Boston is becoming part of the Sanford-Brown College network,” said Richard E. Farmer, Ed.D., President of Gibbs College of Boston and the new Sanford-Brown College campus. “Becoming a member of the Sanford-Brown network gives us the opportunity to continue to provide the Boston metropolitan area with a high-quality academic institution focused on training professionals in the healthcare and business fields,” he added.

Sanford-Brown College will continue to offer Associate in Applied Science Degree Programs in Business Administration - Management, Office Administration - Legal, Business Administration - Medical Practice Management, Office Administration - Medical/Clinical Assistant, Medical Assisting, Health Information Management and Certificates in Medical Billing and Coding and Medical Office Administration.

“Sanford-Brown Colleges are known for offering students real-world knowledge and practical skills. This is one reason we are such a great fit. For more than 140 years, Sanford-Brown institutions have been offering students modern equipment and technology with innovative, hands-on learning. Classes are taught by instructors, many with relevant professional experience in order to give students further insight into their chosen career path. This change assures that Gibbs College of Boston students will be able to continue learning the skills they need to pursue productive and satisfying careers,” added Farmer.

About Sanford-Brown College, Inc., a private two year college
The Sanford-Brown name dates back to 1866 when Rufus C. Crampton, a professor at Illinois College, established a school to meet the growing educational demands of post-Civil War America.  Today, there are 22 campuses bearing the name Sanford-Brown College (SBC) and there are 15 other affiliated campuses operating under the names of Sanford-Brown Institute (SBI) and SBI Campus-an affiliate of Sanford-Brown.  Sanford-Brown is a career training and non-degree and degree-granting institution. Programs vary by location.  Sanford-Brown Colleges and Institutes are part of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools.  Sanford-Brown cannot guarantee employment or salary.  For more information about the Sanford-Brown schools please visit


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