Dennis J. Keller is Co-Founder and Retired Chairman and CEO of DeVry Inc., and currently serves as Director Emeritus and Senior Advisor.
DeVry’s purpose is to empower its students to achieve their educational and career goals. DeVry is a global provider of educational services and the parent organization of Advanced Academics, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Carrington College California, Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry Brasil, DeVry University, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. These institutions offer a wide array of programs in business, healthcare, technology, accounting and finance.
Dennis co-founded Keller Graduate School of Management in 1973, and served as CEO until 2004 and Chairman until he retired in 2008. In 1987, Keller Graduate School of Management 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.
In 1963, Dennis 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.
Dennis is married and has three sons and seven grandchildren.