Vandenbosch named Kaplan University president

Western alumna Betty Vandenbosch has been named President of Kaplan University, the Kaplan University Board of Trustees announced on Oct. 13. Vandenbosch earned her PhD in Management and Information Systems from the Ivey Business School.

“Betty has done an outstanding job driving many of the recent initiatives and innovations at Kaplan University that form the foundation for our bright future,” said Kay K. Runge, Chair of Kaplan’s Board of Trustees. “Throughout, Betty has been a tireless champion of faculty development and improving student support,”

Vandenbosch has been with Kaplan University since 2008, serving in a number of leadership roles including Vice-President of the School of Business and Information Technology and as Dean of Students. In January 2013, Vandenbosch was promoted to Provost. She came to KU from Case Western Reserve University, where she served as the Associate Dean of Executive Education and External Relations at the Weatherhead School of Management.

The university, which has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. Kaplan serves approximately 41,000 online and campus-based students with 14 campuses in Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, Maryland, Maine, Missouri and Wisconsin, as well as a Kaplan University Learning Center in Maryland.