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Steve Gross

Chief Marketing Officer

Meet Steve Gross

Steve Gross is the chief marketing officer for University of Phoenix. He is responsible for the University brand, as well as the acquisition, progression and retention of students. Included in these areas are content marketing, social media, analytics, product marketing, all forms of advertising, public relations and our website.

Gross joined the University in 2019. His career has been characterized by marketing and general management roles across a series of industries including consumer packaged goods, wireless, legal publishing and education.

Prior to joining University of Phoenix, Gross was the chief executive officer of Calvert Education, a K-12 online learning company. He also worked at Pearson, a global education company, as divisional global chief marketing officer. Gross also worked in marketing leadership roles at Lexis Nexis, Arch Wireless and Pepsi, where he held a series of marketing and operational leadership roles.

Gross holds a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the EF Gould Foundation.