Meet the University of Phoenix Board of Trustees

Independent trustees

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

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

Brooke Skinner Ricketts
Chief Marketing Officer

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

Ruth Williams-Brinkley
Kaiser Permanente Health Plan and Hospitals of the Northwest

Sean P. “Jack” Buckley, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Research and Evaluation
American Institutes for Research

Other trustees

Anthony W. Miller
Former Partner and Chief Operating Officer
The Vistria Group, LLC

Gregory W. Cappelli
Former Executive Chairman
Apollo Global, Inc.

Larry Berg
Senior Partner
Apollo Global Management

Martin H. Nesbitt
The Vistria Group, LLC

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 of Phoenix achieves its Mission and Purposes through the management of financial, human and physical resources.