Minneapolis, March 29, 2006 — Youth Farm Inc., a residential treatment program for boys ages 12 to 21 with family, school, community and emotional problems, has named Dr. Jim Phillips as its new executive director. Established in 1960, Youth Farm is located on the outskirts of Peoria, Ill., and serves young men from all over the state. Currently, Youth Farm provides treatment for up to approximately 50 boys. Dr. Phillips earned a doctorate from Capella University's human services online degree program in 2005. Capella is an accredited online university that has helped pioneer online education.

Prior to being named executive director, Dr. Phillips served on Youth Farm's board of directors and provided mental health insight to the operation of the nonprofit organization.

“The PhD program at Capella was instrumental in providing me with the resources and the research tools I needed, and it met the desire of Youth Farm's board of directors for us to become a cutting-edge agency,” Dr. Phillips said. “They wanted the PhD credentials to open doors and to provide credibility to our programs and the quality of services we provide our residents. This was particularly important for those agencies who make referrals to us.”

To learn more about Youth Farm Inc, please visit http://www.youthfarm.org/home.html.

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, as well as a bachelor of science online degree program with 11 specializations in business and information technology. The online university currently serves more than 14,500 enrolled learners from all 50 states and 63 countries. Capella 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 http://www.capella.edu 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, www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.