Collegis Education Announces New Chief Academic Officer2022-10-24T17:49:21+00:00


Collegis Education Announces New Chief Academic Officer

CHICAGO (June 17, 2021)—Collegis Education, a technology-enabled, higher education managed services provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tracy Chapman as Chief Academic Officer (CAO) at Collegis. In this new role, Chapman will oversee the company’s academic solutions vision. Chapman starts in her role September 1.

Chapman is currently working with Collegis as a consultant as she transitions from her role as the dean of the School for Professional Studies and associate provost for Distance Education at Saint Louis University (SLU). Prior to joining SLU, Chapman served in several roles at Creighton University, including instructional designer, as well as leading an IT unit supporting technology-enhanced programs in pharmacy, occupational therapy and physical therapy. Chapman also directed the Center for Academic Innovation at Creighton and served as the assistant dean for the College of Professional Studies.

“We are thrilled to welcome Tracy to the Collegis team as our new CAO. Higher education continues to evolve—and the events of 2020 accelerated the need for schools to innovate. It’s not just what you teach but how you teach—and we saw an opportunity to bring on someone with Tracy’s knowledge and experience to help our partner institutions navigate today’s new standard for technology-enabled learning,” said Jamie Cowie, chief executive officer at Collegis Education. “Tracy brings in the right experience of being both an academic and university leader to help us share the solutions colleges and universities really need to best serve students.”

Chapman has always had a passion for education and teaching. Before working in higher education, Chapman taught special education in Texas and Nebraska. More recently, she’s presented at numerous workshops across the country focused on preparing faculty for moving their teaching and learning to the online environment.

“Over the last two decades, I’ve been fortunate to work with many talented university leaders and faculty to adopt emerging educational innovations. Joining the Collegis team feels like a natural next step,” said Dr. Chapman. “I’ve experienced firsthand the stellar work Collegis brings to their partners. I’m excited to join the academic solutions team, and to work with our partners and the higher education community to explore, adopt and advance innovative solutions.”

Dr. Chapman received her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska in Internet-Based Education, her Master’s degree in Instructional Technology from West Texas A&M University, a teaching certificate from Southwest Texas State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of South Carolina.

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Collegis Education provides technology-embedded managed services that accelerate the transition to the university of tomorrow. Our specific skills allow universities to deploy technology throughout their business processes to digitally transform friction points within the student experience and to compete effectively. With more than two decades of experience in higher education, our solutions combine the power of integrated, data-driven technology with strategic higher education services to build long-term growth plans for colleges and universities looking to thrive in a complex market. For more information about Collegis Education, please visit or follow Collegis on LinkedInFacebook and Twitter.