University Of Phoenix President Recognized As A Top Arizona Leader

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  • AZ Business Leaders, a leading publication of Arizona's business community, today recognized Dr. Bill Pepicello as a top Arizona education executive for his distinguished 20-year track record of leadership at University of Phoenix, the nation's largest private university. Dr. Pepicello recently informed the University's board of trustees of his intention to retire as president once a successor has been named.
  • Dr. Pepicello began his tenure at University of Phoenix in 1995, and has held a number of leadership roles with the university, including provost, vice provost for academic affairs and dean of the School of Advanced Studies, before becoming president. His distinguished career in advancing higher education also includes service as assistant professor at University of Delaware, department chair for the classics at Temple University, and regional dean for National University. Dr. Pepicello also served as president of the University of Sarasota, and assisted in transforming the institution into what is today known as Argosy University.
  • Dr. Pepicello earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in classics from Gannon University, as well as a Master of Arts degree and a Doctorate of Philosophy degree from Brown University. His unwavering commitment to the community includes serving as the chairman of the Banner Health Foundation’s board of directors. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, the United States Department of Education’s National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity, the Valley of the Sun United Way, and the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education.
  • AZ Business Leaders compiles the profiles of 400 top executives to honor visionary Arizona leaders who are making strides in more than 60 industries. Each executive offers business principles and advice on what has made his or her company succeed. These profiles are compiled annually and offer insight into the businesses that drive Arizona’s economy.

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