DeVry University Appoints Dr. Kim Nugent as Houston Metro President

HOUSTON, April 25, 2011 - DeVry University has announced the appointment of Dr. Kim Nugent, Ed.D as president of its Houston metro. Prior to joining DeVry University, Nugent held a variety of roles with private, post-secondary education provider Education Management Corporation, most recently as vice president of faculty development. She also held education leadership positions at Argosy University, Dallas; Brown Mackie College, Garland, Texas; South University, West Palm Beach, Fla. and The Art Institute of Houston.

Nugent earned a doctorate in education and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston, a master’s degree in education from Capella University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas.

“I am honored to be part of DeVry University’s four decade commitment to providing Texans with top-quality, career-focused higher education,” said Nugent. “I look forward to continuing DeVry’s dedication to preparing our students for 21st century career success.”

In her new position, Nugent will be responsible for supporting DeVry University’s mission to foster student learning through high-quality, career-oriented education integrating technology, business and management across the Houston metropolitan area. Nugent succeeds Dr. Claude Toland, who was recently appointed vice president of student and career services for the DeVry University system.

DeVry University opened its first Texas location (Irving-Dallas) in 1969, and its first Houston location in 2003. DeVry University’s main Houston campus is located at 11125 Equity Drive and has centers in the Houston Galleria and Sugar Land.

About DeVry University

Founded in 1931, DeVry University is one of the largest, private sector universities in North America, with nearly 93,000 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 institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, DeVry University, a part of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), is based in Downers Grove, Ill. For more information about DeVry University, find us on Twitter @DeVryUniv, Facebook/DEVRYUNIVERSITY or visit



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