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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, Independent

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Charles M. Cook, Ph.D. 
Past Director of the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Independent

Andrew Hertzmark, MBA
Andrew Hertzmark, MBA
Managing Partner 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, Independent

Connia Nelson
Connia Nelson
Senior Director – Human Resources for Lifeway, Independent

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

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

Takashi Yamanaka
Takashi Yamanaka

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 Managing Partner at Generation Partners, which he joined Generation in 2004, and is a Trustee at Post University. Prior to joining Generation in 2004, Mr. Hertzmark was an Associate at Galen Partners, and an Analyst and Associate in the Investment Banking divisions of Dillon, Read & Co and UBS AG, respectively.  Additionally, Mr. Hertzmark worked in the Business Development Group at Pfizer, Inc. as well as the National Economic Council within the Executive Office of the President of the United States. 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 served as Chairman of the Board of The Wholesome Wave Foundation for over 10 years, and is a former Board Member of The New York League for Early Learning. Mr. Hertzmark is originally from Waterbury, CT., where Post University’s main campus is located.

Louis Marino
Louis Marino
Louis Marino is a Senior Vice President and the Chief Financial Officer at Generation Partners, which he joined in 2003. Previously, Mr. Marino was a Senior Associate in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Audit and Business Advisory Services group for four years. Mr. Marino earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Boston College and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Connecticut. Mr. Marino is a native of Monroe, CT.

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