DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), a global provider of educational services, announced today it appointed Eric Dirst president of DeVry Online Services and Chris Nash as DeVry’s chief information officer.

Previously, Dirst held the chief information officer post while also serving as interim president of DeVry Online Services and Nash served as chief technology officer.

“DeVry has a strong succession planning process and we are pleased to announce these internal promotions. I am confident that Eric’s technical acumen, service focus and ability to balance results while inspiring colleagues will have a tremendous impact on our Online Services organization,” said Daniel Hamburger, DeVry’s president and chief executive officer.

“During his tenure as chief technology officer, Chris made valuable contributions in advancing our IT infrastructure, governance and metrics. In his new position, Chris will report to me and be responsible for leading the enterprise-wide IT strategy, execution and resources for all of DeVry,” Hamburger added.

Prior to joining DeVry, Dirst was vice president and CIO at SIRVA Inc. Dirst is a member of the Hewlett Packard (HP) advisory board and a CIO advisory board member for the startup company IT Central Station ( He is also a member of the governing body of the CIO Executive Summit, and a regular blogger for CIO Talk Radio (

Dirst holds a Bachelor of Science double major in Business Operations and Applied Computer Science from Northern Illinois University.

Nash joined DeVry in 2010 as chief technology officer from Millward Brown Group, a global market research organization and division of Kantar Group. Previously, Chris held technical leadership roles at Kraft Foods, Inc., Greenbrier & Russell, and Rand McNally. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Beloit College and an MBA from Northwestern University.

Nash and Dirst’s dedication and success in building a high-performing IT team at DeVry was most recently confirmed by International Data Group’s Computerworld, which recently recognized DeVry as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology.

About DeVry Inc.

DeVry's purpose is to empower its students to achieve their educational and career goals. DeVry (NYSE: DV; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a global provider of educational services and the parent organization of Advanced Academics, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Carrington College California, Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry Brasil, DeVry University, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. These institutions offer a wide array of programs in business, healthcare, technology, accounting and finance. For more information, please call 630.353.3800 or visit

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