David J. Pauldine
Title:President, DeVry University; Executive Vice President, DeVry Inc.
David J. Pauldine is President of DeVry University and Executive Vice President of DeVry Inc.
Pauldine has been president of DeVry University since 2006. As chief executive of the university, Pauldine is responsible for establishing strategic direction and fulfilling of DeVry’s purpose: to empower its students to achieve their educational and career goals. Reporting to him are the chief operating officer, chief marketing officer, provost, VP of finance, VP of enrollment management and VP human resources for the university.
Pauldine has more than 30 years in private sector high education. His career started at DeVry where he held a variety of positions from 1979 to 1988. In 1989, he joined Education Management Corporation (EDMC) where he had a 16-year career, primarily in education leadership positions. He was president of The Art Institutes system of schools from 2000 to 2005. While at EDMC, he also was chief marketing officer and college president of the Seattle and Fort Lauderdale campuses. Pauldine returned to DeVry in 2005.
Pauldine has been an active member in his communities and has served as a board member for several organizations including the American Red Cross, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Communities in Schools, and ASPIRA. He is also the past president of the Washington Federation of Private Vocational Schools and the Northwest Career College Association. Currently, Mr. Pauldine is chairman of the board of the Association of Private Sector Colleges & Universities (APSCU) and serves on the board of DeVry Brasil.
Pauldine earned his bachelor's degree in communication arts from the University of Dayton in 1979 and later earned his Master of Arts in leadership from The McGregor School at Antioch University.
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