Christopher Cassirer, President and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Chris Cassirer has many years of professional experience spanning traditional non-profit, online and for-profit university management. He has led teams of faculty and administrative colleagues, driven strategic planning processes, designed and implemented new academic and professional programs, launched new schools, and worked through specialized and regional accreditation processes.

Most recently, Dr. Cassirer was Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Management and Business at National Louis University. Previously, he held faculty and executive positions at Capella University including University President. Before Capella, he was a professor at The George Washington University, the Carlson School of Management, and the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. He has also held consulting positions with Fairview Health Services, Arthur Andersen, and The Johns Hopkins University Health System.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Rutgers University, holds a Master of Public Health degree from Yale School of Medicine, and a Doctor of Science degree from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he also completed a postdoctoral fellowship.

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