District 219 cannot confirm that Rick W. Singer, who graduated in 1978, is actually William R. Singer, the individual at the heart of this scandal. The article has been updated to reflect this and will continue to be updated.
District documents confirm that a Rick W. Singer graduated from Niles West in 1978. The 58-year-old and alleged pay-to-play college admission scandal scandal was in hot water after it became revealed that he accepted payments from wealthy and celebrity parents to have their children enrolled in highly acclaimed universities.
As the owner of the Edge College & Career Network and CEO of the Key Worldwide Foundation, Singer has been managing and benefiting from the college cheating scheme. Certainly, the Key Worldwide Foundation was a non-profit organization that Singer used to disguise payments from parents as donations to charities. He helped ease unethical college admissions for 761
His methods included bribing ACT and SAT test administrators to correct responses after the tests were taken, bribing college coaches to certify students as athletic recruits and also lying about ethnicities utilizing affirmative
Songs can participate in a growing list of notable Niles West alumni, including Merrick Garland, George Papadopoulos, Rashard Mendenhall, George Kontos and Jewell Loyd.