Craig D. Swenson, PhD
With a career in higher education that spans more than 25 years, Dr. Craig Swenson is a recognized national leader in adult higher education. Dr. Swenson joined Argosy University as its President designate
in September 2007 and officially became President on January 1, 2008. He was previously Provost and Academic Vice President at Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, UT. Prior to that he was
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic a airs for the University of Phoenix system, where he had also served as a Senior Regional Vice President, and as a Vice President/Campus Director. He joined that institution as a faculty member.
Dr. Swenson is a member of the Board of Directors of CHEA (Council for Higher Education Accreditation).
He served on the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI), advising the U.S. Secretary of Education on matters related to accreditation and to the eligibility and
certification process for institutions of higher education. He also served as a non-federal negotiator for the
U.S. Department of Education 2007 Negotiated Rule-making process. Additionally, he is a member of the
U.S. Army Educational Advisory Committee, advising the Secretary of the Army on education and training matters. He previously served on the Army’s Distance Education and Training Subcommittee. He formerly served as a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.
Dr. Swenson holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Utah and a master’s degree in Organizational Communication from Brigham Young University. His Ph.D. in Education was awarded by Walden University.
He has published frequently in the areas of higher education, organizational management, distance learning, and faculty development. He has also served as a consultant for several large corporations and nonprofit organizations.