Peterson’s Velocity announces new name change and welcomes new President, Patrick Haggarty

FACTS Management, headquartered in Lincoln, NE has expanded its product offering to include FACTS Education Solutions. FACTS Education Solutions, formerly Peterson’s Velocity, a leader in providing professional development services to educators at all grade levels, has announced the addition of Dr. Patrick Haggarty as President.

Haggarty, who holds an EdD in education from the University of Montana most recently served as Superintendent of the Archdiocese of Seattle, providing guidance to 74 schools, representing 22,000 students throughout western Washington. Previously, he served as Superintendent for all Montana Catholic schools.

FACTS Education Solutions provides services to non-public and private K-12 schools to advance learning and professional development through federal programs. From custom workshops and online courses to conferences and leadership coaching, the FACTS Education Solutions team is dedicated to heightening student engagement at schools across the country. The company also specializes in helping schools identify and obtain federal and state funding to achieve their educational goals.

“Patrick brings an incredible mix of academic leadership and experience to the FACTS Education Solutions team,” said Tim Tewes, President of Nelnet, the parent company of FACTS Education Solutions. “He will immediately contribute to FACTS Education Solutions’ growth by bringing first-hand knowledge of the type of programs that truly make a difference in the lives of teachers and students.”

As President, Haggarty will be relocating to the FACTS Education Solutions headquarters in Lincoln, Nebraska.

“The FACTS Education Solutions team has an extensive background in supporting schools of all shapes and sizes maximize their professional development offerings,” Haggarty said. “I’m very excited about the opportunities available to strengthen the experience of educators and students across the country through the services offered by FACTS Education Solutions.”

About FACTS Education Solutions
FACTS Educations Solutions, a FACTS company, provides meaningful and sustainable professional development services to educators at all grade levels to invigorate the learning experience and empower educators to constantly develop their skills. Through online courses, custom workshops, and leadership coaching, FACTS Education Solutions supports and empowers teachers, students, and administrators. The team at FACTS Education Solutions has extensive background, knowledge, and experience in supporting private, non-public schools with accessing and maximizing professional development services with ESEA Title IA, IIA, III, IDEA, federal loan forgiveness, TEACH grants, and other federally funded programs. More information about FACTS Education Solutions can be found at

About FACTS Management Company
FACTS, a Nelnet company (NYSE: NNI), is located in Lincoln, Neb., and is committed to making educational dreams possible for families and students, as well as enhancing the financial stability and affordability of educational institutions. FACTS serves more than two million families at over 11,500 schools, and manages $9 billion in tuition funds annually. FACTS offers a comprehensive suite of services, including tuition management, payment administration and processing, financial needs assessment, online application and enrollment, and RenWeb student administration software. For more information, visit