DeVry University announced today that David J. Pauldine plans to retire as president of the University, which is a part of DeVry Education Group. Pauldine is expected to continue in his role until fall 2014 while the organization conducts an internal and external search for his successor.
“I have always been attracted to organizations that are committed to doing things the right way; organizations that focus on academic quality and provide students with a solid return on their educational investment,” said Pauldine. “That’s what DeVry University is all about and why I am proud to be a part of it. I want to thank my colleagues across the organization for their unwavering focus on our students.”
Pauldine has more than 35 years in private sector higher education. His career started at DeVry University where he held a variety of positions from 1979 to 1988. In 1989, he joined Education Management Corporation where he had a 16-year career, primarily in educational leadership positions. He was president of The Art Institutes system of schools from 2000 to 2005. Pauldine returned to DeVry University in 2005 and has been president since 2006.
“Dave Pauldine has focused his entire career on students and their success," said Richard Rodriguez, chairman of the board of trustees of DeVry University. “He will be leaving DeVry University stronger, and even more committed to empowering its students than ever before."
The search for a new president is being conducted by Russell Reynolds Associates. For more information, contact Constantine Alexandrakis at 312-993-0744 or
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Founded in 1931, DeVry University is one of the largest, private sector universities in North America. 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
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