Elise Awwad

Chief Operating Officer at DeVry University

Elise Awwad

Elise Awwad

Chief Operating Officer at DeVry University

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Elise Awwad

Chief Operating Officer, DeVry University

Elise Awwad is the Chief Operating Officer of DeVry University. She has oversight of all student operations to ensure a positive and consistent experience for DeVry students and corporate partners. Awwad leads all admissions functions and student support activities, as well as DeVryWORKS, DeVry’s corporate partner department, to provide a student centric journey from inquiry to graduation, creating an innovative model of support rooted in DeVry’s principle of Student Care.

With more than 17 years at DeVry, Awwad has held various leadership positions, most recently as vice president of the strategic enrollment department. She started as an admissions advisor and continued taking on various roles of increased responsibility, including leading DeVry’s admissions, student central, training, student central operations, and career services departments.

Previously, Awwad was a quality assurance analyst at Howerton, Dorris, Stone and Lambert law firm. She also served as the chief operating officer and district manager for a family owned franchise, overseeing the daily operations and launching newly franchised locations throughout the Chicagoland area.

Awwad holds a bachelor’s degree in small business management from Southern Illinois University. She also earned an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management, an Executive MBA from the University of Notre Dame, and a certificate in public policy from the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. She is also the founding member of EDGE – DeVry’s women’s affinity group.

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Member of the Chief Executive Officer at The Economic Club of Washington, D.C.

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Vice President, Marketing at US Education Corp.

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President at Carrington College, Inc.

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Vice President, Human Resources at DeVry University

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Vice President of Finance at DeVry University

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Vice President of Operations & Student Care at DeVry University

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Vice President, Enrollment Management at DeVry University

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Senior Vice President, Chamberlain University & Institutional Shared Services at Adtalem Global Education

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Provost & Chief Academic Officer at DeVry University

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Vice President of Campus & University Partnerships at DeVry University

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DeVry University is a division of DeVry Education Group, for-profit higher education organization that is also the parent organization for Keller Graduate School of Management, Ross University, American University of the Caribbean, Carrington College, Carrington College California, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Becker Professional Review, and DeVry Brasil. The school was founded in 1931 as DeForest Training School, and officially became DeVry University in 2002.

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