Adler Graduate School Names New President

Adler Graduate School is honored to welcome Dr. Jeffrey Allen as our new school president. Dr. Allen brings over 25 years of education management: leading schools to maximize their enrollment, retention, and supporting faculty and staff success.

Dr. Jeffrey Allen has supported student success as an administrator, dissertation chair, committee member, and an adjunct faculty member. His background includes a full range of experiences gained from working in executive and officer roles in higher education and nonprofit organizations, teaching, and social work. He believes in a relationship-centered approach in every aspect of an organization’s operations and has created trusted and strategic relationships at all levels inside and outside of the organizations. He helps execute growth through a practical application of assessment and self-reflection. In his personal life, he has applied the Adlerian principles of dignity, respect, equality, encouragement, purpose, belonging, and social interest.

It was the consensus of the search committee that his familiarity with higher education organizations through periods of growth and reorganization, as well as his background in enrollment management, evaluation and accreditation, program development, operations, technology, and public relations will serve the institution well.  As a seasoned executive to colleges and nonprofit organizations, his marketing expertise and past role as Chief Academic Office is vital to the new role Dr. Allen will assume.

Dr. Allen earned his doctorate at the University of Minnesota. He holds an M.A. in Teaching Social Studies, and a B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He earned a certificate in Executive Fundraising from St. Thomas University, and is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and social studies teacher in the state of Minnesota.