Dennis J. Keller

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Dennis J. Keller "is Director Emeritus of DeVry Inc.

"Keller co-founded Keller Graduate School of Management in 1973. Prior to that he worked for the Communications Division of Motorola Inc. and the Education Group of the Bell & Howell Company. In 1987, Keller Graduate School acquired from Bell & Howell the assets of the DeVry Institutes of Technology. Renamed DeVry Inc., the combined company completed an initial public offering in 1991. Its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DV. Through DeVry University (which includes Keller Graduate School of Management), Ross University, Becker Professional Review and Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry Inc. serves nearly 100,000 students in 37 countries with programs leading to professional certifications, associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees, and doctor of medicine and doctor of veterinary medicine degrees.

"Keller is a member of the Boards of Trustees of the University of Chicago and Princeton University. He is the immediate past Chairman of the Graduate School of Business Council for the University of Chicago, Co-Chairman of Princeton University's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Leadership Council.

"He is a director of Nicor Inc. and Ryerson Inc. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the African Wildlife Foundation, Vice Chairman of the Chicago Zoological Society at Brookfield Zoo, and a trustee of the Mpala Wildlife Foundation. He also serves as a trustee of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation. Keller was a consultant-evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools for more than ten years, and on two occasions an Executive in Residence co-teaching an economics course at the Colorado College.

"In 1963, Keller received his undergraduate degree in economics from Princeton University, where he was a National Merit Scholar. His master's degree in business administration was received in 1968 from the University of Chicago, where he was a Graduate School of Business Fellow.

"Keller, a resident of Oak Brook, Illinois, is married, and has three sons and four grandchildren." [1]

He is married to Connie Keller.

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  1. Dennis J. Keller, DeVry, accessed June 13, 2010.