Capella University PhD Grad Picked to Direct 2006 National Black Data Processing Associates Technology Conference

August 1, 2006

MINNEAPOLIS, August 1, 2006 – Chiji Ohayia, a recent PhD graduate of Capella University‘s School of Business and Technology, will direct the 28th-annual National Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) Technology Conference, which will be held August 2 to August 5 at the Los Angeles Airport Hilton.

“I am honored to be part of this event. The BDPA is the premiere organization for black IT professionals and this conference will bring nearly 700 of us together in a truly engaging and inspiring atmosphere,,” Ohayia said.

The BDPA is a global organization that is a catalyst for professional growth and technical development for those in the IT industry. The national conference connects IT professionals with the latest technology advances, and career and professional development opportunities. The mission is to provide access to the most innovative concepts in emerging technologies, theories, research and education. More than 700 participants are expected to attend the conference this year.

Ohayia earned a PhD in organizational management with a specialization in IT management from Capella in 2005. Capella is an accredited online university and a leader in online education.

Originally from Nigeria, Ohayia now lives in Hillsborough, New Jersey, and is employed as the director of program management for AXA Equitable.

About Capella University
Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited* online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, and psychology, and bachelor’s degree programs in business and information technology. Within those areas, Capella offers 77 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 16 certificate specializations. The online university currently serves more than 15,700 learners from all 50 states and 63 countries. It is a national leader in online education, committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552).

*Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, located at 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, (312) 263-0456,

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