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WATERBURY, CT – (July 2, 2018) – As Post University® looks to the future, the school has reorganized its administrative leadership to further reinforce the commitment to delivering personalized educational experiences. John L. Hopkins has been named CEO and President, following the recent retirement of President Donald Mroz, Ph.D. Additionally, Mark Chesney has been appointed Post® Vice President and Joan Huwiler was named Director of University Communications.

As CEO, Hopkins led the recent University rebranding and commitment to delivering a personal education, as well as the impending move of approximately 600 higher education associates and professionals to downtown Waterbury. His new combined title spotlights the delivery of a personalized education as the DNA of what drives Post and provides clarity for faculty, associates, students, and regulators.

To ensure extraordinary student experiences continue across the University, especially at its Campus, Post has created the position of Vice President, to serve as a Main Campus student advocate, support student events and activities, oversee Campus operations, facilitate resolution of complex student issues, and lead all student support teams. Chesney has been tapped to fill that role.

Chesney has worked in higher education for the last 20 years, but also brings extensive experience in customer service, finance, administration, campus operations and facilities management to the University from his executive-level positions at a variety of established, customer-focused businesses.

According to Hopkins, Chesney will hold Post administrators and associates accountable for delivering extraordinary student experiences in order to ensure the overall success of the University. He also will lead the build-out of Post’s new downtown Waterbury education hub in the landmark Howland-Hughes Building.

Huwiler joins Post University from Edible Arrangements, where she was Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations. Huwiler brings to the University more than 15 years of experience across Connecticut and beyond with an array of corporate, non-profit and governmental organizations, including Yale Health System and as a consultant to the New Haven Public School System and Bridgeport Housatonic Community College, among others.

Huwiler will lead the University’s internal and external communication initiatives, including the school’s social network presence. She will continue to build Post’s regional and national visibility, strengthen local partnerships, and engage Post’s stakeholders via community relations, public relations and the school’s growing social channels.

About Post University
Based in Waterbury, Connecticut, since 1890, Post University® is known for its innovation and focus on providing every online and main campus student an extraordinary educational experience with an unmatched level of personalized support. Among the first in the nation and the first in the State of Connecticut to offer full degrees online, Post fuels the personal aspirations and career goals of its students with inventive and robust learning technologies that deliver in-demand undergraduate and graduate degree programs, small class sizes, individual attention, and customizable degree concentrations.

Recognized for its Honors Program, NCAA Division II athletics, and pioneering role in online education for more than 20 years, Post University is licensed by the State of Connecticut through the Office of Higher Education and accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Inc. The following programs offered by the award-winning Malcolm Baldrige School of Business are programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs(ACBSP): Associate of Science – Accounting, Marketing, Management; Bachelor of Science – Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Management, Marketing, Sports Management; Master of Science – Accounting; Master of Business Administration (MBA). Post is ranked among the best by U.S. News & World Report. Learn more about how Post Makes It Personal™ by calling 800.345.2562 or visiting For useful consumer information go to
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