Administration and
Board of Trustees


Administration


Thomas L. Monahan III

President & Chief Executive Officer, DeVry University

Thomas L. Monahan III is president and chief executive officer of DeVry University. He is responsible for articulating the University's vision, mission and values with internal and external stakeholders, as well as supporting and enhancing the institution's academic mission and overall operations.
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Elise Awwad

Chief Operating Officer, DeVry University

Elise Awwad is the Chief Operating Officer of DeVry University. She leads DeVryWORKS, admissions, student central, student care training, career services and strategic enrollment operations.
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David Barnett

Chief Human Resources and University Relations Officer, DeVry University

David Barnett is the Chief Human Resources and University Relations Officer for DeVry University, responsible for identifying, attracting and engaging key talent with a focus on driving exceptional student outcomes. He also oversees the communications architecture designed to inform and build a culture of care with colleagues, students and alumni, and foster goodwill with the community and other stakeholders.
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Shantanu Bose, Ph.D.

Provost and Chief Academic Officer, DeVry University

Shantanu Bose, Ph.D., is the provost and chief academic officer for DeVry University. He is responsible for driving the academic vision and providing leadership for achieving the highest academic quality. He oversees all academic affairs including the areas of curriculum and instruction, faculty and academic operations, accreditation and academic policies, academic programs, course and instructional design, the Registrar, and other educational processes.
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Veronica Calderon

Chief Inclusion, Belonging and Equity Officer

Veronica Calderon is the chief inclusion, belonging and diversity officer at DeVry University. Among her responsibilities, Calderon will lead the implementation of the long-term vision and goals of diversity, equity and inclusion the university, including building new diversity, equity and inclusion programs and training for students, faculty and colleagues and oversee its employee resource groups (ERGs).
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Chris Campbell

Chief Information Officer, DeVry University

Chris Campbell is the chief information officer for DeVry University, responsible for the continued development of an innovative and secure IT environment across the university.
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F. Willis (Bill) Caruso, Jr.

Chief Legal Officer, DeVry University

Bill Caruso is chief legal officer and secretary for DeVry University, with oversight of DeVry’s legal, public policy and government relations, internal audit, student financial services and regulatory affairs teams. With more than 30 years of experience practicing law, he has extensive expertise in supporting the legal needs of organizations in highly regulated industries.
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Remberto Del Real

Chief Marketing Officer, DeVry University

Remberto Del Real is the chief marketing officer for DeVry University, responsible for branding, paid media, social media, and strategic planning. He leads the development of all creative work that supports advertising and marketing programs, with oversight on direct marketing initiatives, print and collateral materials, special events and online activities.
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Scarlett Howery

Vice President of Campus and University Partnerships, DeVry University

Scarlett Howery is the vice president of campus and university partnerships, providing strategic leadership for DeVry University’s 45+ campus operations. In this role, Howery drives community engagement and onsite student enrollment in each market, as well as forms local strategic partnerships to foster student learning and offer workforce solutions.
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John Lorenz

Chief Financial Officer, DeVry University

John Lorenz is the chief financial officer for DeVry University, responsible for the overall finance function, including accounting, financial planning and analysis, tax, treasury, payroll, and other fiscal activities.
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Robert Wrubel

Chief Innovation and Partnerships Officer, DeVry University

Robert Wrubel is the chief innovation and partnerships officer at DeVry University. He is responsible for driving innovation strategies and processes, specifically with differentiated programs and services that connect workforce needs and employer requirements for a marketplace that is continuously shaped by rapid technological change. Wrubel also supports the University with the development and implementation of strategic partnerships that accelerate innovation and product development, as well integrate new capabilities and competencies.
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Board of Trustees


The DeVry University Board of Trustees is an independent board comprised of the following members. The Board is responsible for reviewing and approving the University’s mission, policies, strategic plan, annual operating plan, award of degrees, and matters related to governance of the University.
 
To learn more about the members of the DeVry University Board of Trustees, please click on a biography listed below.

Thomas L. Monahan III

President & Chief Executive Officer, DeVry University

Thomas L. Monahan III is president and chief executive officer of DeVry University. He is responsible for articulating the University's vision, mission and values with internal and external stakeholders, as well as supporting and enhancing the institution's academic mission and overall operations.
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Dana H. Born, Ph.D.

Faculty chair, Senior Executive Fellows Program; faculty advisor, Black Family Graduate Fellowship; and lecturer in public policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Dana H. Born, Ph.D. is the faculty chair, Senior Executive Fellows (SEF) Program, faculty advisor for the Black Family Graduate Fellowship, and lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) of Government. She previously served as the co-director for the HKS’s Center for Public Leadership and faculty advisor for the National Security Fellows.
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Krisztina 'Z' Holly

Venture Partner at Good Growth Capital and former Vice Provost for Innovation at the University of Southern California

Krisztina “Z” Holly has three decades of experience in entrepreneurship, innovation, business strategy, higher education, and technological change. She scouts and invests in early-stage complex science and technology startups as a venture partner at Good Growth Capital. Also, through her firm At Large and Dangerous, she is a sought-after speaker, trusted advisor, and board member for companies and organizations around the world.
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Dennis J. Keller

Honorary Lifetime Trustee

Dennis J. Keller is co-founder and retired Chairman and CEO of Adtalem Global Education Inc. (formerly DeVry Inc.). He is currently the Chairman of TK Capital, LLC, a business he co-founded with his three sons, which owns and operates several manufacturing companies.
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Robert Klapper

Former CEO, Empowered Education

Robert Klapper most recently was Empowered Education’s (EE) chief executive officer, dedicated to working with the EE team to improve lives by changing the approach to healthcare through a focus on wellness and sustainable habit change.
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Michael A. Peel

Managing Partner, Peel Global Advisory, LLC

Michael A. Peel is the managing partner of Peel Global Advisory, LLC, a consulting firm that provides human capital and board consulting to corporations and private equity firms.
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Richard L. Rodriguez

President and CEO, Acero Schools

Richard L. Rodriguez is the president and CEO of Acero Schools, one of the largest and highest performing public charter school networks in Chicago. With 15 schools serving nearly 7,800 K-12 students across the city, Acero partners with students, families and colleagues to cultivate achievement, community, excellence, resilience, and optimism at all network schools.
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James B. Rosseau, Sr.

Chief Executive Officer, The Corelink Solution

James Rosseau is the CEO and founder of The Corelink Solution, an organization focused on personal and leadership development.
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Mark K. Shriver

President of Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School & Corporate Work Study Program and Senior Advisor at Save the Children

Mark K. Shriver is the senior vice president of U.S. Programs & Advocacy at Save the Children and CEO of Save the Children Action Network.
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Raquel Tamez

Chief Inclusion and Engagement Officer (CIEO) at Charles River Associates

Raquel Tamez is the chief inclusion and engagement officer (CIEO) at Charles River Associates (CRA), a global consulting firm and leader in providing economic, financial, and strategic expertise to major law and accounting firms, corporations and governments entities.
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Ronald L. Taylor

Honorary Lifetime Trustee

Ronald L. Taylor is co-founder of the Keller Graduate School of Management and retired CEO and former member of the Board of Directors of Adtalem Global Education Inc. (formerly DeVry Inc.).
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Newton Walpert

Former Senior Vice President and General Manager, U.S. Sales, HP Inc.

Newt Walpert is the former senior vice president and general manager of U.S. Sales for HP Inc. In this role, he was responsible for the go-to market strategy, sales and support resources and the financial performance of the $7 billion personal systems, print and services business.
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Betsy Ziegler

CEO, 1871

Betsy Ziegler is the CEO of 1871, the flagship project of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and home to more than 1,000 inventors, designers, creators and entrepreneurs.
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