Andrew S. Rosen is Chairman of Kaplan, Inc., among the largest, most diverse global education organizations and the largest subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company. He also serves as Executive Vice President of Graham Holdings.
Throughout his two-decade career at Kaplan, Rosen has helped pioneer much of the company’s innovation and growth, with a focus on student success and outcomes. These include the founding of Concord Law School, the first fully online law school in the U.S.; the development of Kaplan University from a few dozen to more than 50,000 online students; and the creation of new blended online and classroom-based learning opportunities for both working adults and test preparation students.
An advocate for adult learners, Rosen is a well-known voice in the media and other public forums about the challenges facing higher education today.
Rosen is the author of Change.edu: Rebooting for the new talent economy, which details the history of innovation in American higher education and lays out a prescription for restoring its preeminence by focusing anew on the goals of learning outcomes, access, affordability and accountability.
Since its publication, Change.edu has earned positive reviews in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Washington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed, and generated praise from a range of education thought leaders, including former New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein and bestselling author Clay Christensen. Business leader and philanthropist Bill Gates touts the book as “truly important for the debate on what needs to be done to improve the success of post-secondary education in America.”
Rosen first joined Kaplan in 1992. He served in various management and leadership roles in its businesses and at the companywide level before being named Chairman and CEO of Kaplan, Inc. in 2008.
Prior to Kaplan, Rosen had been Assistant Counsel at Newsweek after earlier serving as a staff attorney for The Washington Post newspaper. Before joining The Washington Post Company (now Graham Holdings Company) in 1986, Rosen clerked for the Hon. Levin H. Campbell, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (Boston, MA) after graduating from Yale Law School. He has an AB degree from Duke University.
A resident of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Rosen is actively involved in a number of regional business and civic organizations. He serves on the boards of Enterprise Florida, Pine Crest School, the Museum of Art/Fort Lauderdale, the Broward Workshop and the Council for Educational Change. He is also a member of the CEO Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance (Broward County).