Carolyn Nordstrom

Carolyn Nordstrom, PhD

Dr. Carolyn Nordstrom, PhD, serves as the interim senior vice president of ground operations for Kaplan University. She joined Kaplan Higher and Professional Education (KHPE) in 2007 holding various senior leadership positions including associate provost for Kaplan University and provost for Kaplan Higher Education Campuses. Dr. Nordstrom’s work here includes policy, curriculum, faculty development, accreditation, assessment, and institutional effectiveness.

Most recently she served as the interim president of Bauder College, which was part of KHPE. Dr. Nordstrom’s previous experience includes leadership roles in both public and proprietary institutions of higher education, as well as 10 years as CEO of a Chicago corporate membership organization that worked in the city and state on education and economic development projects.

Dr. Nordstrom earned her Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education and PhD in Educational Administration and Policy Analysis from Northwestern University.


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