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Mission and Leadership


Our mission is to provide students with the knowledge, personal skills and experiences required to become leaders in their chosen careers. We prepare students to become confident, competent, and competitive participants in the global marketplace.


Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer and President, the Executive Leadership Team is responsible for strategic planning and daily oversight of Post University in accordance its mission. The Executive Leadership Team is comprised of seasoned professionals from academics and business who are committed to developing and delivering innovative higher education solutions that not only meet the needs of traditional students, but also address the higher education needs of working professionals looking to complete their degrees in a fully online format. The executive leadership team includes the following individuals.

The executive leadership team includes:

John L. Hopkins, 
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & President

Scott Allen, MBA, 
Chief Financial Officer

Mark Chesney, 
Vice President

Elizabeth Johnson, Ph.D., 
Provost & Chief Academic Officer

Elaine Neely, 
Chief Regulatory Officer

Bobby Reese, Jr., 
Chief Operating Officer

Greg Theisen, 
Chief Information & Technology Officer

Vicki Whisenhant, 
Chief Experience Officer

The Board of Trustees is responsible for ensuring Post University is managed in a way that enhances its effectiveness in accordance with the mission.
Members of the Board of Trustees include the following individuals:

O. Alton Barron, M.D.
O. Alton Barron, M.D. Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, New York University Langone Medical Center and Senior Attending Physician at The Roosevelt Hand to Shoulder Center at Ortho Manhattan, NY

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Charles Cook, Ph.D. Independent

Andrew Hertzmark, MBA
Andrew Hertzmark, MBA Managing Partner & Co-Founder of Generation Partners

Mark Jennings, MBA
Mark Jennings, MBA Managing Partner and co-founder of Generation Partners

Margaret Honey, Ph.D.
Margaret Honey, Ph.D. President & CEO of the New York Hall of Science

Connia Nelson
Connia Nelson Senior Director – Human Resources for Lifeway

Selim G. Noujaim, MBA, DLitt. (Hon.)
Selim G. Noujaim, MBA, DLitt. (Hon.) Former member – CT House of Representatives

Thomas Samph, Ph.D.
Thomas Samph, Ph.D. Chancellor of Post University

Takashi Yamanaka
Takashi Yamanaka Independent

Since 2004, Post University is a wholly owned subsidiary of Post Education, Inc., a Delaware corp. which includes the following officers.

Andrew Hertzmark, MBA
Andrew Hertzmark, MBA Chairman and CEO
Andrew Hertzmark is a Partner at Generation Partners and is a Trustee at Post University. Prior to joining Generation Partners in 2004, Mr. Hertzmark was an Associate at Galen Partners, a private equity firm focused on growth equity investments in the healthcare industry. At Galen, Mr. Hertzmark focused his time primarily on the healthcare services, information technology and medical devices industries. Mr. Hertzmark also was an Analyst in the Investment Banking Divisions of UBS and Dillon, Read & Co. where he worked on a variety of mergers, acquisitions and capital raising assignments for companies in the healthcare sector. Additionally, Mr. Hertzmark worked in the Business Development Group at Pfizer, Inc. Mr. Hertzmark earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business. Mr. Hertzmark currently serves on the Board of Directors of Virtual Radiologic Corporation (NASDAQ: VRAD) and Shopwiki Corp. He also is a Board Member of The New York League for Early Learning and the Wholesome Wave Foundation.

Louis Marino
Louis Marino, Secretary
Louis Marino is Vice President at Generation Partners. Mr. Marino joined Generation Partners in 2003 and assists in the diligence and execution of new investments and is also involved with many of the Firm’s portfolio companies. He is actively involved in Post University, Sterling Infosystems, MedVance Institute and Agility Recovery Solutions. Previously, Mr. Marino was a Senior Associate in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Audit and Business Advisory Services group for four years, focusing on public clients in the technology and business services industries. Louis earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Boston College and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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