Meet the Board of Trustees

Independent trustees

Celestino Fernandez, Ph.D. – Chair
Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Consultant
University of Arizona

Everette Freeman, Ed.D. – Vice Chair
Community College of Denver

Amy Gibbons
Past President 
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix

Luis Proenza, Ph.D.
President Emeritus
The University of Akron

Nicholas B. Dirks, Ph.D.
Former Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley
Professor of History, Professor of Anthropology
University of California, Berkeley

Jack Buckley, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Research and Evaluation
American Institutes for Research

Other trustees

Laurence Berg
Senior Partner, Apollo Global Management

Greg Cappelli
Chief Executive Officer
Apollo Education Group

Anthony Miller
Partner and Chief Operating Officer, The Vistria Group
Chairman of Apollo Education Group

Peter Cohen
University of Phoenix



Meet the President, Peter Cohen

The Office of the President is responsible for ensuring that students are well served in every aspect of their education and that the University achieves its Mission and Purposes through the management of financial, human and physical resources.