Randi Reich Cosentino Appointed Provost and Chief Academic Officer

August 21, 2012

WASHINGTON – August 21, 2012 – Strayer University today announced the appointment of Randi Reich Cosentino, Ed.D., MBA, to provost and chief academic officer. After holding several key leadership positions at Strayer University for more than a decade, Dr. Reich Cosentino now will oversee the academic programs for the university and its four schools —School of Business, School of Information Systems and Technology, School of Education and School of Arts and Sciences.

As provost and chief academic officer, Dr. Reich Cosentino will lead curriculum development, instructional design and academic administration. She also will manage the departments of Student Affairs, Institutional Research and the Registrar's Office.

"Dr. Reich Cosentino's proven leadership and performance in diverse roles at Strayer University make her uniquely qualified for the role of provost and chief academic officer," said Strayer University President Michael Plater, Ph.D. "Her thorough understanding of Strayer University and ability to drive innovation have prepared her well for this role and help ensure that we are providing today's adult learners with a high quality education. The education we deliver equips our students with the ability to compete in today's global economy."

Dr. Reich Cosentino has worked on behalf of both academics and management at Strayer University since 2001. She has led academic program development for Strayer University's Global Online division, nationwide corporate onsite programs and has managed academic quality across many campuses across the U.S. She most recently served as the senior vice president of academic administration and senior vice provost for Texas, Utah, the Global Online division and corporate partnership programs nationwide, overseeing academic quality, faculty hiring and overall administration. She also has held other positions at Strayer University including interim provost, vice president of product management, and adjunct faculty member teaching business courses.

Dr. Reich Cosentino has significant experience in leveraging education technology to improve teaching and learning outcomes. Prior to joining Strayer University, Dr. Reich Cosentino co-founded and managed business and strategic development for Mascot Network, an application service provider serving the higher education market. She also served as the assistant director of the Office of Transportation in New York City under Mayor Rudy Giuliani and worked in the Urban Fellows Program, which introduces college students and recent graduates to local government and public service.

She earned her doctorate in higher education from the University of Pennsylvania, her MBA from Harvard University, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and political science from the University of Pennsylvania. 

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