MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Capella University announces Dr. Constance St. Germain as the new vice president of Academic Affairs/chief academic officer. St. Germain is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry as well as an attorney and former military member.
“Dr. St. Germain is an excellent fit,” said Dr. Dick Senese, Capella University president. “She brings two decades of experience in higher education, law, relationship-building and strategy development. Plus, she has a strong background in regional and programmatic accreditation, and the use of data-driven analytics in decision making, which will make her an integral part of our academic team as we continue to provide the most direct path for our students.”
St. Germain will play a central role in engaging with external stakeholders, policymakers, regulators and senior colleagues at other institutions, and assist in internal strategic alignment to help bring an even greater focus on Capella’s academic model.
St. Germain previously has served as executive dean for the College of Humanities & Sciences at the University of Phoenix and as vice president and dean at American Public University System’s School of Public Service & Health. St. Germain is a U.S. Army veteran, having served as a major in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. She holds an EdD in Higher Education and Organizational Change from Benedictine University, a JD from the University of Baltimore School of Law, and a BA in History from George Mason University.
About Capella University
Capella University (www.capella.edu) is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Founded in 1993, the university is dedicated to providing flexible, professionally aligned online degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their careers. As of June 30, 2017, about 37,500 students were enrolled in Capella’s bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and certificate programs. Known for its commitment to learner success, academic quality and innovations in online education, Capella pioneered competency-based direct assessment programs allowing students to learn at their own pace. For more information, call 1.888.CAPELLA (888.227.3552).