DeVry University Appoints Candace Goodwin as President of Chicago Campus

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. – November 9, 2009 – DeVry University has announced the appointment of Candace Goodwin as president of the school’s Chicago campus. In her new role, Goodwin is responsible for leading the Chicago campus, as well as the Loop, O’Hare, Lincolnshire and Gurnee Centers. In addition, she Goodwin is responsible for the DeVry University Advantage Academy, a partnership with the Chicago Public School system.

A 23-year veteran of higher education, Goodwin has held numerous positions at other universities in both admissions and academics. Prior to joining DeVry University, Goodwin served as president of South University in Savannah, Ga.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to lead the Chicago campus and centers,” said Goodwin. “I look forward to working with the administration to make the DeVry University educational experience the absolute best for students, and to demonstrate the value of education.”

Goodwin is a native of Brookfield, Ill., earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and her MBA from DePaul University in Chicago.

About DeVry University

Founded 1931, DeVry University is one of the largest, private sector universities in North America, with more than 85,000 students enrolled in the United States and Canada. The university’s mission is to foster student learning through high-quality, career-oriented education integrating technology, business, science and the arts. With more than 90 locations, DeVry University delivers practitioner-oriented undergraduate and graduate degree programs onsite and online that meet the needs of a diverse and geographically dispersed student population. Home to five colleges of study, including Business & Management, Engineering & Information Sciences, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Media Arts & Technology, DeVry University’s outstanding faculty members, work in the fields that they teach, providing students with real-world experiences that prepare them for high-growth careers.

DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, DeVry University, a subsidiary of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), is based in Downers Grove, Ill. For more information about DeVry University, find us on Twitter @DeVryUniv or visit



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