Andrew S. Rosen is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kaplan, Inc., one of the world’s leading providers of educational services. Rosen joined Kaplan in 1992 and was named Chairman and CEO in November 2008. Kaplan, a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company, is a diversified educational company with more than $2.9 billion in revenue in 2010 and accounted for more than half of the parent Company’s revenue.
Throughout his career, Rosen has embraced an outcomes-based approach to education, focusing on student achievement and success. As CEO of the company’s largest business, Kaplan Higher Education (KHE), Rosen redefined the higher education landscape, bringing online and campus-based learning opportunities to working adults. Under his leadership, KHE has grown to account for more than half of Kaplan’s revenue and today provides postsecondary education to nearly 80,000 students.
Rosen is a pioneer in the burgeoning online education market. As President of Kaplan University, Rosen led the school’s growth from 34 students in 2001 to more than 53,000 online students today. He also oversaw Concord Law School, the first fully online law school in the U.S.
Rosen’s first book, Change.edu: Rebooting for the New Talent Economy, is to be published in October. In the book, he makes an impassioned argument for the role that proprietary education can play in advancing the evolution of higher education and frames that perspective from an historical context.
Rosen came to The Washington Post Company in 1986 as a staff attorney for The Washington Post newspaper; he moved to Newsweek as Assistant Counsel in 1988. When he joined Kaplan, he served as Center Administrator, Regional Director, and Vice President for Field Management prior to assuming the role of Chief Operating Officer in 1997. He was named President of Kaplan, Inc. in 2002 and assumed leadership for Kaplan’s higher education operations in 2004.
Before joining The Washington Post Company, Rosen served as law clerk to the Hon. Levin H. Campbell, Chief Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, in Boston. He holds an A.B. degree from Duke University and a J.D. from Yale Law School. Rosen currently serves on the boards of Enterprise Florida, the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, the Broward Workshop and the Council for Educational Change. He is also a member of the CEO Council for the Broward Alliance.