DeVry University Welcomes Distinguished Academic Leaders to Lead Colleges of Business & Management and Health Sciences

National deans will oversee high quality, career-oriented education offerings

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., August 17, 2011 - DeVry University announced today the appointment of two new national deans who will oversee its College of Business & Management and College of Health Sciences. The national deans will provide leadership and oversight for their respective colleges, establishing the direction of degree programs and supervising curriculum management and course development.

Oscar Gutierrez, Ph.D. – College of Business & Management

Dr. Oscar Gutierrez joins DeVry University as the national dean for the College of Business & Management. Gutierrez earned his master’s degree and Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and completed his undergraduate work at the Monterrey Institute of Technology. For the past 24 years, Dr. Gutierrez has been a faculty member and administrator in the College of Management at the University of Massachusetts – Boston, where he was most recently associate dean for graduate programs.

An accomplished academic scholar, he has more than 35 referred publications to his credit, as well as numerous professional presentations and consulting projects. Dr. Gutierrez began his career in the industry designing and developing information systems for Proyección Corporativa.

Joseph York, Ph.D. – College of Health Sciences

Dr. Joseph York joins DeVry University as the founding national dean for the College of Health Sciences. He brings a wealth of knowledge from numerous academic management positions at leading medical schools, including the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, the University of Washington School of Medicine and Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. Most recently, York served as the assistant dean for graduate medical education at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.

With more than 15 published manuscripts and book chapters, Dr. York is revered in academia and has been an invited speaker and participant in more than 50 national and international conferences. He earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

"We are proud to welcome two esteemed academics to our talented leadership team," said Donna Loraine, vice president of academic affairs for DeVry University. "Both Dr. Gutierrez and Dr. York have demonstrated their commitment to student learning through impressive contributions to higher education. I look forward to watching them provide leadership and valuable opportunities to students nationwide."

About DeVry University

Founded in 1931, DeVry University is one of the largest, private sector universities in North America, with more than 90,000 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 of Colleges and Schools, 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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