Capella University Names New President

Larry Isaak will be Capella University’s next president, the school said Tuesday.

Interim President Mike Offerman will remain with Capella after Isaak, a former North Dakota State University system chancellor, takes over in November.

Isaak is currently president of thethe Midwestern Higher Education Compact in Minneapolis. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA from the University of North Dakota.

Capella CEO Kevin Gilligan said Isaak is "a leader who truly appreciates and will be able to build upon Capella’s reputation for academic quality and our focus on learner success.

“Larry’s depth of experience in higher education and understanding of the special culture that has been created at Capella make him a tremendous fit to lead us for years to come," Gilligan said in a statement.

Capella is a for-profit online university owned by Minneapolis-based Capella Education Co.


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