DeVry University Appoints Joyce Wheatley as Philadelphia Metro President

PHILADELPHIA, May 17, 2012 - DeVry University has announced the appointment of Joyce Wheatley as president of its Philadelphia metro. Wheatley was previously campus dean of the DeVry University Chesapeake Campus.

Prior to joining DeVry University, Wheatley served as employment manager at Tidewater Community College in Norfolk, Va. Her extensive career spans more than 20 years in a variety of operations and educational leadership roles.

Wheatley earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Delaware in Newark and a master’s degree in human resource development from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

“I have witnessed many success stories in my five years with DeVry University,” said Wheatley. “I am honored to begin this new endeavor, helping more students access the education they need to succeed in today’s in-demand career fields."

In her new position, Wheatley 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 Philadelphia metropolitan area. DeVry University’s Philadelphia metro comprises three locations: the Fort Washington Campus, King of Prussia Center and Philadelphia (Center City) Center.

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 95 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, or visit

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