Capella University Vice Chairman and President Emeritus Named to Editorial Board of Change Magazine

Change magazine has named Capella University Vice Chairman and President Emeritus Michael J. Offerman to its editorial board. Capella University ( is an accredited, fully online university that has built its reputation by providing quality graduate education for working adults. Change magazine deals with contemporary issues in higher learning.

Michael J. Offerman, EdD, is a nationally recognized leader and speaker on transparency, quality and access in adult and distance learning. He is past president of Capella University and senior vice president of Capella Education Company. Earlier, Offerman held leadership positions in continuing education. He has served on the boards of American Council on Education and the University Continuing Education Association, and as editor of Continuing Higher Education Review. Offerman earned a doctor of education in educational policy studies and a master of science in higher education administration. He addresses critical issues facing the future of higher education on his blog,

About Change
Change magazine spotlights trends, provides new insights and ideas, and analyzes the implications of educational programs, policies and practices. Published six times a year, Change presents engaging and provocative ideas that reach individuals responsible for higher learning in colleges, universities, the corporate world, government and elsewhere. Visit its website at

About Capella University
Capella University ( is an accredited*, online university that has built its reputation by providing quality education for working adults. More than 80 percent of Capella students are currently enrolled in master’s or doctoral degree programs in business, counseling, information technology, education, human services, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and social work. Capella also offers bachelor’s degree programs in business, information technology, nursing, psychology, public administration, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 129 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 15 certificate programs. Nearly 31,000 learners were enrolled as of September 30, 2009, from all 50 states and 55 other countries. Capella is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Founded in 1993, Capella University is a wholly owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552).

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