David J. Pauldine
David J. Pauldine is President of DeVry University and Executive Vice President of DeVry Inc.
As one of the largest degree-granting higher education systems in North America, DeVry University provides high-quality, career-oriented associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs in technology, science, business and the arts. Approximately 85,000 students are enrolled at its 98 locations in 26 states and Canada, inclusive of the Keller Graduate School of Management as well as through DeVry University's online delivery. DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org. DeVry University, a division of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), is based in Downers Grove, Ill. For more information about DeVry University, visit www.devry.edu.
Pauldine joined DeVry in 2005 as executive vice president for DeVry Inc. In July 2006 he became President of DeVry University with the charge of increasing undergraduate enrollments while maintaining academic quality and providing graduates with the skills and knowledge to meet the needs of employers.
Pauldine has over 33 years of experience in private, post-secondary education where he has held a number of leadership positions. Prior to joining DeVry, Pauldine served 16 years with Education Management Corporation where his last position was as president of The Art Institutes system of schools - and executive vice president responsible for Greenfield start-up operations. Also at EDMC Pauldine served as Chief Marketing Officer, president of The Art Institute of Seattle and president of The Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. Prior to EDMC, Pauldine began his career back at DeVry. He began as a high school representative in 1979 and subsequently served in a variety of management positions at DeVry.
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.
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 in 1997.
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