Dr. Alan Drimmer, Chief Academic Officer, Apollo Group

Board Member, Corporate

Dr. Alan Drimmer is the Chief Academic Officer at the Apollo Group focusing on academic innovation and educational research initiatives. In previous roles at Apollo, Drimmer served as President of Western International University and Provost at University of Phoenix.

Prior to joining Apollo, Drimmer served as Chief Executive Officer of American InterContinental University, a proprietary school owned by the Career Education Corporation. Drimmer began his experience in university operations at UNext/Cardean University, an online business school established in coordination with Stanford, Columbia, the University of Chicago, Carnegie Mellon, and the London School of Economics. Earlier, Drimmer was a management consultant at the Chicago office of McKinsey and Company where he worked on a variety of strategic consulting projects. Prior to this, he worked at the United States Treasury Department enforcing economic sanctions at the Office of Foreign Assets Control and the Department of State focused on Europe and the Middle East, including service in the diplomatic corps as a Foreign Service Officer in Amman, Jordan.

Dr. Drimmer received his B.A., M.A., and Ph. D. from the University of Chicago, an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and was appointed as a Fellow at Harvard University’s Olin Institute for Strategic Studies and received Harvard College’s Derek Bok Teaching Award for distinction in undergraduate instruction.