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Betty Vandenbosch

Provost, Kaplan University

Betty Vandenbosch is the provost at Kaplan University. Previously, she served as dean of students and also oversaw KU’s schools of Business and Management and Information Systems and Technology. In her first year at KU, she implemented a major redesign of Kaplan’s MBA to better mirror the 21st-century business world, prioritizing practical education and employment-focused coursework. Subsequently, she oversaw the merger of the graduate and undergraduate schools of business and management. As dean of students, Betty reorganized academic operations to increase concentration on careers and to provide students with a one-to-one relationship with advisors. Betty came to Kaplan from Case Western Reserve University, where she served as an associate dean at the Weatherhead School of Management. Betty is a two-time winner of Weatherhead’s Executive Education Teaching Award, and was presented with the Masters Programs Teaching Award in 2001. While at Weatherhead, Betty researched and wrote about problem solving, creativity, and the impact of information technology on individual and organizational performance. Her 1994 dissertation won the international prize for the best information systems dissertation. Her book “Designing Solutions” was published in 2003. Prior to entering academia, Betty spent seven years as a consultant with McKinsey & Company in Toronto and Amsterdam.