DeVry University Appoints Amy King Addison Metro President

Amy King appointed DeVry Addison Metro President

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – May 4, 2015 – DeVry University recently announced the appointment of Amy King as president of the Addison campus in Illinois. King will provide executive leadership at the university’s Addison campus, Downers Grove, Elgin and Naperville locations (collectively known as the Addison metro).

King has more than 22 years of academic leadership experience. Prior to joining DeVry University, King worked at Rasmussen, Inc., where she served as regional director of business development for Collegis Education.

“Amy comes to DeVry University with an outstanding record of achievement by providing academic, personal and career success for students with diverse talents and learning styles,” said Darryl Field, group vice president of DeVry University. “Her multi-faceted background and strategic and collaborative leadership skills will help her to foster productive and meaningful connections with students, faculty and staff on campus, while elevating DeVry University’s presence and partnership with the local community.”

King held various leadership positions at Rasmussen College, where she served as campus president for the Illinois branches, as well as campus director of its Romeoville, Illinois location. Prior to her time with Rasmussen, King spent 15 years with Sylvan Learning Centers in roles of increasing responsibility, including center director, district manager, director of operations, senior director of operations and vice president of sales and operations.

“I am very excited and I look forward to working with all Addison area campuses and locations to further enhance DeVry University’s degree programs,” King said. “I’m committed to preparing our students for future careers and helping them to advance in all of their endeavors.”

King earned her master’s degree with a marketing emphasis from Benedictine University and bachelor’s degree in education from Northern Illinois University.

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About DeVry University

DeVry University’s mission is to foster student learning through high-quality, career-oriented education integrating technology, business, science and the arts. Founded in 1931, the university offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs onsite and online covering 34 different career fields within its five distinguished colleges of study: Business & Management, Engineering & Information Sciences, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Media Arts & Technology. The university is institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, DeVry University provides an education that prepares its students for a lifetime of success with dedicated faculty and staff who are committed to their students’ academic success. Its highly credentialed faculty members work in the fields that they teach, providing real-world experiences that prepare students for in-demand careers.

With more than 75 locations in the U.S., DeVry University is one of the largest private-sector universities in North America. The university is a part of DeVry Education Group (NYSE: DV), a global provider of educational services. Find DeVry University on Twitter @DeVryUniv and Facebook at /DEVRYUNIVERSITY, or visit




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