DeVry University welcomes Jane Oates and Max Stier from Public Policy and Workforce Development to the Board of Trustees

NAPERVILLE, IL–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DeVry University has appointed Jane OatesPresident and CEO of WorkingNation and Partnership for Public Service, Max Steier to its Board of Trustees to guide DeVry as a leader in education and fulfill its mission to close society’s opportunity gap through increased access to education, relevant partnerships and unmatched support for traditional and non-traditional students.

“The addition of Jane and Max to our Board of Trustees will further strengthen DeVry’s innovative capabilities and commitment to bridging the gap between the needs of the talent industry and what our education system produces,” said the DeVry University board chairman . Michael Peel. “We are fortunate to have their unique perspectives as DeVry continues to transform the way we prepare students for professional success.”

Jane Oates is a former US Department of Labor official who has played a key role in WorkingNation’s mission to raise awareness of the challenges facing the American workforce. She previously served as Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Administration to Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis after being nominated to that position by President Barack Obama in 2009.

Max Stier is founding President and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service. At the partnership, he oversees efforts to provide data, insights and recommendations to the executive and legislature, to create and deliver programs to federal leaders at all levels, to empower and support the federal workforce, and to build connections between the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

According to PwC’s 22nd annual Global CEO Survey trend series, the United States is struggling1 Finding enough skilled workers to fill the technology jobs that drive all sectors of the economy. Our rapidly digitizing economy has only increased the need for technical talent, and our nation’s colleges and universities cannot produce enough graduates to keep up with the demand for software developers, information security specialists, and many other positions in the technology industry.

“DeVry’s unique legacy is rooted in innovation. And as educators, we must help prepare learners for technology-enabled jobs and careers,” added DeVry’s President and CEO. Tom Monahan. “We look forward to working with Jane and Max as we continue to help learners succeed academically and realize their full career potential as we advance our economy.”

Other members of the DeVry University Board of Trustees include:

  • Dana Born, Ph.D. – Faculty Chair, Senior Executive Fellows Program, Black Family Graduate Fellowship and Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

  • Krisztina ‘Z’ Holly – Venture Partner, Good Growth Capital and former Vice Provost for Innovation at the University of Southern California

  • Dennis J. Keller – Honorary Life Trustee

  • Robert Klapper – Managing Director, customs office

  • Thomas Monahan – President and CEO, DeVry University

  • Michael Peel – Managing Partner, Peel Global Advisory, LLC

  • Richard Rodriguez – President and CEO, Acero Schools

  • James Rosseau, Sr. – CEO, The Corelink Solution

  • Mark Shriver – President of Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School & Corporate Work Study Program and Senior Advisor at Save the Children

  • Raquel Tamez – Chief Inclusion and Engagement Officer at Charles River Associates

  • Ronald L. Taylor – Honorary Life Trustee

  • Newton Walpert – Former SVP and General Manager, HP Inc

  • Betsy Ziegler—CEO, 1871

Each member serves a two-year term and is collectively responsible for approving DeVry’s mission, policies, strategic plan, annual operations plan and all matters related to the governance of DeVry.

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About DeVry University

DeVry University strives to fill the opportunity gap in society by preparing learners to thrive in careers shaped by continuous technological change. Founded in 1931, the university offers undergraduate and graduate programs onsite and online in six majors: accounting, business, healthcare, technology, humanities, and media arts and technology. DeVry University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC, The university’s Keller Graduate School of Management is included in this accreditation. To learn more, visit

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