More Fallout from Diploma Mill Bust: Regis University

Nick Fishman

Poor Regis University; the institution itself, its faculty and its students.  By now millions of people across the country and the world have learned about the diploma mill in upstate Washington who sold false degrees from the bogus institution of “St. Regis University”.  Well, one could understand how Regis University and St. Regis University might get confused for one another. Unfortunately, the legitimate academic institution, REGIS UNIVERSITY is taking an unfortunate hit.

Earlier today, we posted another story about this St. Regis University diploma mill and we received a comment from the president of REGIS UNIVERSITY in Denver, Colorado, Reverend Michael J. Sheeran.  He wrote:

“As the President of Regis University in Denver, Colorado, I am especially aware of the damage done by degree mills like St. Regis, which has injured the reputation of my school. Founded in 1877, the real Regis has 15,000 students seeking legitimate degrees at our American campuses and online.

In contrast, St. Regis was a fraud masquerading as a legitimate school. It is important that potential students, regulators, and employers differentiate between the legitimate institutions of higher learning and the criminals who cheat the public by using names that trade on the good reputation of real schools.”

In light of this message, we thought we might help the good people at Regis University spread the word.  If you are a prospective employer who receives a resume from someone that claims to have graduated from Regis University, don’t automatically assume that the applicant is lying.

Of course, you should still remember to conduct an Education Verification.

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Nick Fishman is the co-founder of EmployeeScreenIQ, a leading, global employment background screening provider, and serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He pioneered the creation of EmployeeScreen University, the #1 educational resource on employment background checks for human resources, security and risk management professionals. A recognized industry expert, Nick is a frequent author, presenter and contributor to the news media. Nick is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas.
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  • It is a shame that upstanding institutions such as Regis University in Denver, Colorado can be slandered by degree mills like St. Regis. It undermines the educational system when people buy their degrees without doing any real work. It is a darned shame.

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  • Jon Czernel

    Regis University is certainly not a degree mill, and people who are aware of the REAL Regis University must post to every blog that they can, raise awareness of this fact on public forums. Do NOT confuse the scam St. Regis with REGIS UNIVERSITY in Denver, Colorado, which has an outstanding, fully accredited program for both in-state/physical and distance learners.