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Vice President – Academic Operations


Kaplan University


United States

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Keith Brender serves as the Vice President, Academic Operations for Kaplan University. In that role, he is developing a number of projects related to the Department of Education Experimental Sites Initiative. Those projects will form the basis for new ways to help students optimize their incoming credits and move through their programs in the most efficient manner possible. Previously, Keith had direct responsibility for Academic Advising, Support and Solutions, Student Relations, Disability Services, Enrollment Auditing, Student Life and the First Term Support teams. Keith joined Kaplan in August 2009 and reports directly to the Kaplan University President.

Prior to joining Kaplan, Keith worked in the travel and financial services industries in a number of roles. His experience included leadership roles in customer service, operations, marketing, brand strategy and shared services.