Isaak of Midwestern Higher Education Compact to head Capella University

Larry A. Isaak will be the new president of Capella University, the online university with headquarters in Minneapolis.

Isaak is currently president of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact and is a former chancellor of the North Dakota University System.

The university says Isaak “will work to expand Capella’s national and international profile, and will build upon Capella’s reputation for academic quality and learning outcomes.”

He replaces Michael Offerman, who’s been serving as interim president.

Capella says it has more than 38,000 learners from all 50 states and 52 countries. It has 137 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 16 certificate programs. About 80 percent of its students are enrolled in master’s or doctoral online degree programs in the fields of business, counseling, education, human services, information technology, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and social work. It also offers bachelor’s degree programs in business, information technology, nursing, psychology, public administration and public safety.

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