June 23, 2014 — Northwestern Health Sciences University has named Chris Cassirer, ScD, former president and executive at Capella University, as President.
Most recently, he was Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Management and Business at National Louis University, and before that, he was a professor at The George Washington University and the University of Minnesota.
Cassirer received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Rutgers University, holds a Master of Public Health degree from Yale School of Medicine, and earned a Doctor of Science degree from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he also completed a postdoctoral fellowship.
“I am looking forward to joining Northwestern Health Sciences University and am excited to begin working with the staff and faculty to help lead this institution, build new programs, and to continue to provide an excellent academic, clinical and professional experience for students and patients,” he said.
Northwestern Health Sciences University is a leader in education, research, and healthcare. With an emphasis on collaborative and integrative care, it offers degrees and programs in chiropractic, acupuncture, Oriental medicine, therapeutic massage, and human biology. Northwestern serves nearly 900 graduate and undergraduate students on a 25-acre campus in Bloomington, Minnesota.