Constance St. Germain Will Be the First Woman President of Capella University

Constance St. Germain has been appointed president of Capella University. When she takes office in September, she will be the first woman to hold the position.

Capella University is a private for-profit, online university headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In the fall of 2021, the university enrolled more than 12,000 undergraduate students and more than 26,000 graduate students. Women made up 81 percent of the undergraduate student body.

Dr. St. Germain joined Capella University in 2017 as provost. Earlier she was the executive dean at the University of Phoenix and vice president, dean, and professor of criminal justice for the American Public University System.

“As I commemorate my sixth year with Capella University, I am filled with immense pride and anticipation to become its first female president,” Dr. St. Germain said. “Our enduring mission to transform lives through education has always resonated with me, and it’s an honor to have the opportunity to amplify it further.”

Dr. St. Germain is a graduate of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where she majored in history. She holds a juris doctorate from the University of Baltimore and a doctorate in higher education and organizational change from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois.

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