In this episode of The Leaders Who Learn Podcast, we welcome the former President of The University of Phoenix, Dr. Bill Pepicello. During his tenure, UoP had over half a million students across the world. Bill talks with Lynn and Joanna about the bold leadership needed in higher education today amidst declining trust, financial model failure, and a world that is post-pandemic.
Bill Pepicello has been a leader in education and business for over 40 years. Most notably, he served in several positions, including president, of University of Phoenix, while it was the largest private university in the United States. As president, Bill oversaw a five billion dollar enterprise that served over 400,000 students with some 30,000 staff and faculty. Bill is a past Chair of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council Board of Directors and a former Chair of the Banner Health Foundation Board. He has served on the Arizona Commission for Private Postsecondary Education and the Arizona Humanities Council, under the Office of the Governor for the State of Arizona. Additionally, he served on the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI), under the U.S. Department of Education.