2011 Augie’s Quest Humanitarian Award Recipient

David A. Pyle

Founder & CEO, American Career College, Inc. / Executive Chairman of the Board, West Coast University

For more than three decades, David A. Pyle has been a leader and innovator in the private, postsecondary education community. As CEO of American Career College and Executive Chairman of the Board of West Coast University, Mr. Pyle leads these institutions serving thousands of students looking to better their lives through pursuing careers in health care.

Mr. Pyle strives each day to inspire his team to help students succeed in school and in life. American College of Optics began instruction in 1978 with one campus located in Los Angeles. In 1992, Mr. Pyle expanded the curriculum to include other health care education programs, renaming it American Career College. Today, American Career College has three campuses, where over 4,500 students are enrolled in specialized health care programs.  Mr. Pyle acquired West Coast University in 1997.

Mr. Pyle supports numerous philanthropic activities, in particular those which focus on health care and education programs for underserved and at-risk children and families.