The DeVry University Board of Trustees is an independent board comprised of the following members. The Board is responsible for reviewing and approving the University’s mission, policies, strategic plan, annual operating plan, award of degrees, and matters related to governance of the University.
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James Bartholomew

President and Chief Executive Officer, DeVry University
James Bartholomew joined DeVry University in 2014 as the chief operations officer and became the president in 2017. As chief executive of the university, he is responsible for establishing strategic direction in support of DeVry’s purpose: to empower its students to achieve their educational and career goals.  read more >

Dana H. Born, Ph.D.

Co-director, Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Dana H. Born is the Co-Director of the Center for Public Leadership and Faculty Chair of the Senior Executives Fellows program at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. During her six-year tenure, Born has held several other roles, including Faculty Advisor for the National Security Fellows and as a Lecturer in Public Policy. read more >

Robert Klapper

Former President & CEO, Ashworth College
Robert Klapper was most recently the president and CEO of Ashworth College, an online family of schools including Ashworth College, Madison School of Healthcare, New York Institute of Art and Design, PCDI Canada, and James Madison High School.   read more >

Michael A. Peel

Managing Partner, Peel Global Advisory, LLC
Michael A. Peel is the managing partner of Peel Global Advisory, LLC, a consulting firm that provides human capital and board consulting to corporations and private equity firms.  read more >

Richard L. Rodriguez

CEO, Acero Schools

Richard L. Rodriguez is the CEO of Acero Schools, one of the largest and highest performing public charter school networks in Chicago. With 15 schools serving nearly 7,800 K-12 students across the city, Acero partners with students, families and colleagues to cultivate achievement, community, excellence, resilience, and optimism at all network schools. 

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James B. Rosseau, Sr.

Chief Executive Officer, The Corelink Solution

James Rosseau is the CEO and founder of The Corelink Solution, an organization focused on personal and leadership development.

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Mark K. Shriver

Senior Vice President, U.S. Programs & Advocacy, Save the Children; CEO, Save the Children Action Network
Mark K. Shriver is the senior vice president of U.S. Programs & Advocacy at Save the Children and CEO of Save the Children Action Network. read more >

Newton Walpert

Former Senior Vice President and General Manager, U.S. Sales, HP Inc.

Newt Walpert is the former senior vice president and general manager of U.S. Sales for HP Inc. In this role, he was responsible for the go-to market strategy, sales and support resources and the financial performance of the $7 billion personal systems, print and services business.   

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Betsy Ziegler

CEO, 1871
Betsy Ziegler is the CEO of 1871, the flagship project of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and home to more than 1,000 inventors, designers, creators and entrepreneurs.  read more >