Curry Class Note

Andrea Backman

Andrea Backman (Ph.D. ’06 Higher Ed) was named Provost and Chief Academic Officer of Strayer University. She most recently served as dean of the Jack Welch Management Institute (JWMI). In this role, she was responsible for all academic matters including faculty on-boarding and performance management, product design and development and the overall student experience. Working closely with Jack Welch, Andrea implemented a robust faculty performance system and brought student satisfaction scores in line with best-in-class institutions.

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