Carolyn Nordstrom, PhD

Carolyn Nordstrom is the chief administrative officer for Purdue Global. In this role, she oversees Title IV administration, compliance, accreditation, student relations, accessibility services, faculty operations, human resources, internal communications, alumni engagement, and co-curricular activities

Nordstrom has held various senior leadership positions including associate provost for Purdue Global and provost for Kaplan Higher Education Campuses. Her work has included policy, curriculum, faculty development, accreditation, assessment, institutional effectiveness, and campus operations.

Nordstrom’s previous experience includes leadership roles in both private 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 that promoted business race relations.

Nordstrom earned her bachelor's degree in secondary education, master’s degree in counseling psychology, and PhD in educational administration and policy analysis from Northwestern University.

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