Northwestern Health Sciences University names Dr. Chris Cassirer as President

June 20, 2014

Northwestern Health Sciences has named Dr. Chris Cassirer as President. Dr. Cassirer was a former president and executive at Capella University.

Most recently, he was Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Management and Business at National Louis University. Before Capella, he was a professor at The George Washington University and the University of Minnesota.

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Rutgers University, and also 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.

 “I am looking forward to joining Northwestern Health Sciences University,” Dr. Cassirer said, “and am excited to begin working with the staff and faculty to help lead this institution, build new programs, and to continue to provide an excellent academic, clinical and professional experience for students and patients.”

Dr. Cassirer will join Northwestern in late July.

About Northwestern Health Sciences University

For more than 75 years, Northwestern Health Sciences University, based in Bloomington, Minn., has provided world-class professional education and research as well as comprehensive health and wellness services. Its more than 130 faculty members annually teach about 6,500 students pursuing degrees and continuing education in accredited programs in chiropractic, acupuncture, therapeutic massage, Chinese medicine, nutrition and other health treatments. Northwestern has more than 7,500 graduates throughout the U.S. and in 21 countries. For more information, please visit

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