TINLEY PARK, Ill., March 25, 2010 - DeVry University has announced the appointment of Jamal J. Scott, Ed.D. as president of the university's Tinley Park campus. In his new position, Scott will lead DeVry University’s Tinley Park campus with emphasis on improving academic quality, graduation and persistence rates. Scott will report to Susan Friedberg, president of DeVry University’s Chicago metro.
Prior to joining DeVry University, Scott held many higher education positions in administration and academics. Most recently he served as campus director for Northwestern College in Naperville, and as an adjunct faculty member for Benedictine University’s MBA program.
“DeVry University’s Tinley Park campus has a long-standing history of excellence and I am honored to be able to continue this tradition,” said Scott. “We have students who are committed to improving their lives with a quality education and, in turn, we must provide them with the resources and academic knowledge necessary to become better professionals and people.”
A native of Oak Park, Ill., Scott earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. He continued his education by obtaining his master’s degree in public administration from the Illinois Institute of Technology and later by receiving his Ed.D. in organizational leadership from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.
About DeVry University
Founded in 1931, DeVry University is one of the largest, private sector universities in North America, with nearly 93,000 students enrolled in the United States and Canada. The university’s mission is to foster student learning through high-quality, career-oriented education integrating technology, business, science and the arts. With more than 90 locations, DeVry University delivers practitioner-oriented undergraduate and graduate degree programs onsite and online that meet the needs of a diverse and geographically dispersed student population. Home to five colleges of study, including Business & Management, Engineering & Information Sciences, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Media Arts & Technology, DeVry University’s outstanding faculty members, work in the fields that they teach, providing students with real-world experiences that prepare them for high-growth careers.
DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org. DeVry University, a part of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), is based in Downers Grove, Ill. For more information about DeVry University, find us on Twitter @DeVryUniv, Facebook /DEVRYUNIVERSITY or visit www.devry.edu.
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