Carolyn Nordstrom, PhD

Carolyn Nordstrom is the vice president, faculty and academic resources, for Purdue University Global. In this role, she has oversight and responsibility for Title IV administration, human resources, the Center for Teaching and Learning, internal communications, student relations, the library, co-curricular activities, and alumni.

Nordstrom joined Kaplan Higher and Professional Education in 2007. She has held various senior leadership positions including associate provost for Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University) 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.

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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