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This month, DeVry University celebrates the 40
th anniversary of its
Keller Graduate School of Management. Throughout its
four-decade history, the institution has established itself as a pioneer in graduate-level higher education, with more than 50,000 alumni who are proud to call Keller Graduate School of Management their alma mater.
Founded as the CBA Institute in 1973 by Dennis Keller and Ron Taylor, the Chicago-based institution became Keller Graduate School of Management in 1976. The institution quickly established its commitment to quality education by becoming the first private-sector institution to receive regional accreditation from
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC/NCA) in 1977. Originally offering a Certificate in Business Administration, the institution later became the forerunner of the “Executive MBA” programs that would emerge decades later.
In 1987, Keller Graduate School of Management acquired DeVry Institute of Technology to create DeVry Inc. In 1998, Keller was one of the first graduate schools to offer its master’s degree programs online. In 2002, Keller Graduate School of Management and DeVry Institute of Technology merged to form DeVry University.
“For the past 40 years, Keller Graduate School of Management has maintained a commitment to serving the needs of working adult students and the organizations that employ them,” said Donna Loraine, Ph.D., vice president of academic affairs and dean of Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University. “We have broadened our program offerings and continue to deliver a career-oriented education that prepares students to achieve their educational and career goals.”
To celebrate 40 years of alumni success, DeVry University is compiling “40 for 40
th,” a collection of profiles and perspectives from the graduate school’s alumni now serving in top management positions and influential roles in today’s dynamic business world. Featured Keller Graduate School of Management alumni include:
Dr. William D. Barnhart (’88), chief of geriatrics, University of Illinois College of Medicine-Chicago
Dean DeBiase (’84), chairman and CEO, Reboot Partners
Susan Malecha (’91), national lead, Managed Care Liaisons, Genentech
Alex Marchetti (’77), president, Whitestone Marketing
William S. Marth (’89), president and CEO, Teva North America and Teva USA
Dr. Manu K. Vora (’85), chairman and president, Business Excellence, Inc.
Additional Keller alumni honorees can be found on the website of the
Alumni Association of DeVry University and the Keller Graduate School of Management. For more information about the graduate-level degree and certificate programs currently offered at Keller Graduate School of Management, please visit
About Keller Graduate School of Management
Since 1973, DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management has delivered relevant, credible graduate education to thousands of students nationwide. Keller offers eight master’s degree programs in management, as well as a variety of graduate certificate programs that provide its students with a high-quality, flexible educational experience. Keller’s academic portfolio includes its flagship MBA program that allows students to tailor nearly 40 percent of the program to one’s career interest and goals. In addition, Keller’s specialty master’s degree programs and graduate certificate offerings expand the range of learning to some of today’s most in-demand disciplines. Keller’s curriculum is highly responsive to industry trends and taught by working professionals across a nationwide network of more than 90 locations, with both online and on-campus classes available.